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OS 10.5 - Remove Bootcamp Partition


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today I decided to put Vista on my Mac and when I went through the bootcamp assistant it asked me to decide how big the partition to be. I chose the minimum of 5 gb. Tried to go through the install but before Windows isntalled, it said I needed minimum of 6gb....

so I quit the windows install and went back to Mac, now Im there and cannot figure out how to delete the partition. If I go to disc utilities, i can erase it to a Mac OS Extended (journaled) but I cannot delete it. So I try to open up Bootcamp again (read online you can erase from there) but I get this error when I try to run it

The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition.
The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp Assistant for installing Windows.


what do I do from here without totally wipping out OSX and reinstalling (have a ton of software and stuff on here, hate to do this)...

IF, i do have to whipe out OSX, whats the best way to do it? I did a time machine this morning. Would that restore all applications, files, everything???
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got it to work for anyone having same issue. had to erase and format as fat32 and bookcamp worked to get rid of the partitiion
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Hi, I still don't know how to remove my boot camp. I always show the same message when I try to run boot camp assistant.
Please explain more detail. I really appreciate !!
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