On a MacBook Pro, a wrong decision long time ago still causing numerous problems.
In a nut shell, I run bootcamp and OS X together on the same drive and the OS X stopped booting a while ago (I was trying to resize so that I make space for Win7). Today I fixed some issues but along the way, I messed up the boot system and moved to GPT (mistake!).
Here is my existing partition table:
Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name 1 40 409639 200.0 MiB AF00 EFI system partition 2 409640 819239 200.0 MiB EF00 EFI System Partition 3 819240 300150351 142.7 GiB AF00 Apple_HFS_Untitled_2 4 300150352 301419887 619.9 MiB AB00 Recovery HD 6 390352896 488396799 46.8 GiB 0700 BOOTCAMP
I like to solve the following problems:
- Notice the number 5 that is missing, that is 50gb, recover this and make this seen from Win7.
- Somehow see my main OS X partition from Win7 (this was the case before I move to GPT, now windows just says protected GPT)
- Merge my existing 50G Bootcamp to the newly minted 50Gb so that I have a decent windows machine with a single drive letter.
Directions appreciated, especially 1 and 2 are more Mac specific, I think I can figure out 3, if I can solve 1 and 2.
SOLVED I basically use the gpt application and there is an option that converts GTP to MBR. That solved the problem 1 and 2. http://sourceforge.net/projects/gptfdisk/ is the tool I have used.