Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2006
    Posts
    327
    when installing OSX I partitoned my drive, HELP!
    I partioned my 750gb drive to 500 for mac, and I was going to setup 250 for windoh's. Now, in boot camp it only sees my 500 gb partition. can I get the other 250 back in the system for bootcamp? or do I have to format and not partition at the beginning.

  2. #2


    Member Since
    May 30, 2011
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    51
    Specs:
    MB Pro 2010 13 inch
    you can remove the partition without erasing the OSX. it is done thru Disk Utility

  3. #3

    Slydude's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 16, 2009
    Location
    North Louisiana, USA
    Posts
    10,859
    Specs:
    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    When you go to make the new partition check the Bootcamp directions. It has been a while since I read them but I think they suggest letting the BootCamp Assistant set up the Windows partition. If you have already done that ignore this post.
    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

  4. #4

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Keller, Texas
    Posts
    50,276
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Sierra
    I'm not sure what it is you've done, but try running the Boot Camp assistant once more. This time when you select "create partition", also select "restore". That should get your 250 GB back. Only use Disk Utility as a last resort if the BC assistant doesn't work.

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Sep 05, 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    17
    Specs:
    2010 27" iMac i7 2.93 1TB 8GB 2011 15" MBP 2.2 256SSD 8GB iPhone4 32GB iPad 64GB 3G
    Does Boot Camp require the partition to be on the main drive? Once Thunderbolt arrives, I was thinking of making a BootCamp partition on an external drive.

  6. #6

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Keller, Texas
    Posts
    50,276
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Sierra
    Boot Camp will not create a partition on an external drive.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Installing osx into brand new hard drive
    By blacky7 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-30-2010, 10:23 PM
  2. Installing OSX onto a new hard drive
    By chrisjg in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-29-2009, 07:25 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-22-2008, 06:13 PM
  4. Installing OSX on a New macbook hard Drive
    By Ulairi in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-09-2007, 09:30 AM
  5. Installing OSX on a New macbook hard Drive
    By Ulairi in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-08-2007, 07:00 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •