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    Exclamation "Unpartition" my Lacie Firewire harddrive
    Dear all

    I am going crazy here!
    I have tried all that I could think of, but for some reason I can't get my Lacie 320GB harddrive unpartitioned.
    I made a 2 disc partition recently, and now have 2x150GB, but i want to get rid of them and get all 320GB back on "one" disc.

    Can anybody help me? I am running Mac OS X 10.4.11

    Thanks

    Chris

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    use the disk utility application located in the application -> utilities folder. Select the full disk and then click on the partition button. Once that is done, change the current option from the drop down menu to 1 partition. Note you will lose everything on both partitions, so be sure to back up everything first.
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    Hi rman

    Thanks for your fast answer!
    Unfortunately that doesnt work. The partition really does act like it is
    2 different discs.

    If I choose both discs, the "current" option in the dropdown is not highlighted.
    I thought that I could choose just one of the discs, and erase the whole thing. But none seems to work. Any other ideas?

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    This is a complete stab in the dark here....

    Try unchecking the option to "Install Mac OS 9 Disk Drivers". I'm not particularly familiar with that or OS 9, but being a relatively "antiquated" OS, perhaps it can't handle disks the full size of your drive, thus the way it shows as two?

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    BTW... also try looking at that drive using iPartition. Perhaps it will be better suited to sorting this out.

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