Creating a new disk formatting scheme or altering an existing scheme

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Recovery of Deleted Partition That Has Been Partially Overwritten

I refer to How to recover a deleted/replaced HFS+ partition from external drive?, which provides an easy way to recover partitions that have been deleted but are still intact. I have a harddrive ...
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Create new partition from brand new MacBook Air

I just purchased a macbook air, and when opening Disk Utility, I see the following: 251 GB Apple - Macintosh HD I want to have a 10GB partition besides the current one, which will have the format: ...
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how to expand bootcamp boot partition to previously existed NTFS data partition

Some time ago I've partitioned my disk using this scheme: shrinked OS X partition, created NTFS data partition for Windows, then installed Windows on Bootcamp partition. Recently I installed ...
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CentOS will not install on my Mac

I am trying to install CentOS on another partition, and It will install, but every time, I get a GRUB HARD DISK ERROR. Here are the steps I took: •Resized Mac OSX disk and gave 20 gigabytes of free ...
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Configuring SSD over-provisioning on Mac OSX

I'm in early investigation stages of adding a SSD drive to my MacPro. Fragmentation problems can lead to serious performance problems on an SSD. There are a couple answers to this problem: TRIM - ...
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What to do if repairing one disk made the other unrecognized?

Originally I had two drives, an HDD and an SSD (my boot drive). The HDD had a 100gb partition on it that used to have windows installed on it, but that partition got locked and became unusable. When I ...
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How can I fix GPT/MBR partition setup to Load Windows?

Ok so I had OS X Mountain lion and Parallels everything worked great. Then I portioned my hard drive to create an extra space for backups etc and with that I probably messed up my Windows. They do not ...
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Reclaim unallocated disk space on macbook pro?

I had portioned my hard drive into two (mac and Windows). Later I portioned the primary (mac) into two but figure my Windows were not loading so I changed it back into one. The problem is there is ...
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Corrupted hybrid GPT disk and possible fixes

I have a 17" Mac Book Pro (Late 2011) which have dual boot Windows 8.1 installation via Bootcamp along MacOSX. Prior to Mavericks upgrade I had this disk layout EFI Machintosh (~115 GB) Bootcamp ...
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How to restore a deleted HFS+ partition table?

I have an external 2TB hard drive with one HFS+ partition, and accidentally dd'ed over the first ~500 MB of it. I have carelessly placed some new partitions in an attempt to repair it, because I had ...
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Boot Camp Assistant can't be used since disk is not journaled even though it is

I'm trying to install Win7 onto my mid-2010 iMac using Bootcamp. After starting Bootcamp I click "Continue" and get this message: Boot Camp Assistant cannot be used. The disk is not ...
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Non-Winclone Boot Camp backup solution

I have an 11,3 i7 iMac, from around 2010. I want to upgrade to Mavericks and do a clean install of both Mavericks and Windows 7 in Boot Camp - reformat the internal HD and repartition. I need a ...
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This disk is your os x startup disk and appears to have been partitioned by another utility

I had Windows 7 installed via Bootcamp but I messed things up when I tried to install Ubuntu as a third OS. Now my goal is to go back to OS X and Windows 7/8.1 dual boot. However, when I go to Boot ...
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Backing up OSX and bootcamp for a new drive

I'm getting a new larger size SSD for my MBP and I want to transfer my existing OSX and bootcamp partitions onto it... In preperation, iI've used bootable USB CloneZilla to clone everything onto an ...
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XServe 10.6.8 with Fusion R800 Raid. Raid shows as fully functional, but Xserve doesn't see partition

I have a Sonnet Fusion R800 RAID array with 8x3TB drives in it. The unit recently had a strange issue with the power supply that has since been addressed. Once the unit was able to power back on, the ...
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Can both Mac OS and Windows (via Bootcamp) agree on a unique dropbox folder location?

I'm planning to install Windows 8 via Bootcamp. I want to know if it is possible to make a third partition to hold my dropbox folder for my both Mac and Windows dropbox instances? & If possible, ...
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Can upgrade to Mavericks harm Bootcamp NTFS data partition?

I consider to upgrade from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. I have two Bootcamp Windows 7 partitions, one for boot & system, another for documents and data. Both Windows partitions are NTFS. OS X ...
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Repair or reinstall Mac partition

I have a hard drive that is having problems on a Mac that doesn't use Time Machine or another complete backup system. I get this error when trying to repair the disk: Error: Disk Utility can’t ...
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Can I have two Time Machine partitions on one hard disk drive?

I know that someone can use a partition on a hard disk drive for Time Machine, but is it possible to specify more than one partition on a single drive for this purpose? The scenario: My partner and ...
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Compressed windows boot manager on dual boot Macbook and windows 7

I have never posted here before so I hope this is the right place to ask this question. So I'm helping my friend with his computer right now, I should mention that I am not a user of OS X on a ...
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How to delete partition disk0s4?

A while ago, I dual booted with ubuntu linux and followed a tutorial on youtube to do so, but later I wanted all of my hard drive to be for osx, so I deleted the ubuntu partition, but now I am left ...
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Oops, I broke my MBR, what do I do?

I installed Mavericks a couple weeks ago and discovered to my dismay that last night, I couldn't boot into my windows install via bootcamp. I'd encountered this problem before, and without entirely ...
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Cant remove windows partition from mac(not BOOTCAMP)

I have a windows partition(not a bootcamp one) and would like to remove it.This was obviously not possible with bootcamp.I tried using Disk Utility but all buttons there are inactive. I have ...
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What should I do to restore my computer's hard drive to how it was before I partitioned it? (and do I need to?)

For a few months, I used the hard drive on my iMac to do Time Machine backups for my MacBook until I got a Time Capsule. Since Time Machine refused to back up directly to the iMac's HD, I partitioned ...
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Install softwares on other partitions

I have partitioned my HD in three parts, system, work and private. I was trying to install R in work volume but it failed because it could find OS? So is it necessary to install all SWs on system, or ...
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Remove “Windows” Entry from Mac Boot Loader

Background A while back, I installed Windows 8 on my MacBook Air (mid 2013 model) using Bootcamp. It never really worked, (it would freeze all the time, the WiFi would cut in and out, etc.) so I got ...
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Efi Boot appears on BootCamp page

I'm new in this forum and I hope someone has an answer for my issue. Since yesterday my mac-book pro won't boot in Os X I have boot-camp on it If I turn on normally the apple logo, loading circle ...
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Can I run Lion in a virtual machine under Mavericks?

I've just realised I can't install previous osx partitions with Lion on an iMac 2013. Therefore I would like to try to use Lion in a virtual machine. I need it to use xCode 3. Am I going to have ...
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Install Lion partition on the latest iMac

I tried to create 3 partitions, one for the current OSX Mavericks, one for Lion and one for the installation dmg, but it seems that the Fusion drive doesn't allow me to create more than 2 partitions. ...
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Boot Camp will not allow removing Windows 8 partition

I've used Boot Camp to install Windows 8 on my Air some time ago and I was trying to remove the windows partition to restore some space. Except Boot Camp gives me a warning saying "The startup disk ...
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Google Drive on 3rd Partition with Windows 7 and Bootcamp

I have searched far and wide, hoping someone here has answer. The goal is to have OSX and Windows 7 on bootcamp, with a 3rd partition that both OSs read/write. Then Google Drive is installed on both ...
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Mavericks - Restore Damaged Recovery HD Partition without Reinstalling OS X

Recently, I tried to boot into the Recovery HD partition in order to perform some basic verify/repair operations using Disk Utility, only to find that my Recovery HD partition will not boot. Instead, ...
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I can't access a new partition with VMWare Fusion v6

I created a second partition in a hard disk (I have 2 disks: 1 SSD with OSX Mavericks & 1 HD with Bootcamp and the new partition). This was inside Bootcamp. Now when I run VMWare Fusion 6 it ...
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How can I resize my Mac boot partition?

I am having some problems using Disk Utility. I am trying to combine all my partitions in to one (as it used to be), so that no space will be left unallocated. The problem is though my Recovery HD, ...
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Can't boot to OSX on 2013 Macbook Air after installing Windows 8

I installed Windows 8 using the Bootcamp today. During the partition screen when installing Windows 8, there was no NTFS partition. There was one partition which said Bootcamp on it. I formatted it ...
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partition map check failed because no slices were found

I own an early 2011 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Mavericks. Recently, I tried to make 50 GB partition using Disk Utility but the whole process didn't complete, and I had to restart the system as it ...
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“Encrypt backups” disabled for Time Machine on Mavericks; due to partition?

I picked up an external hard drive a while back and have been using it for Time Machine back-ups. Recently I thought to confirm that the disk is encrypted so that it won't be useful if someone nicks ...
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MacPro Hard Drive 3 TB or Larger formatted to Logical Volume Group by Disk Utility

I have an Intel MacPro in which I recently installed a new internal 3TB hard disk. I attempted to format it in Disk Utility using the standard GUID partition map and encountered a strange problem. ...
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How do I erase partitions on a drive that's been protected with FileVault 2?

I want to completely wipe a USB thumb drive, re-partition it, and reformat the partition as ExFAT, not JHFS+. Unfortunately, I used FileVault 2 on it when I made it and that seems to be preventing me ...
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Can't resize main partition even in G-Parted

So I had an old partition that I deleted, and now moved all my stuff to the new one. Now I am out of space, and I want to resize it to fill the whole hard drive. But Disk Utility wouldn't let me ...
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Problem while trying to export iTunes library to an xml file (on OS X 10.8, iTunes 11.1.3)

Short version: When I try to export iTunes library to an xml file, iTunes creates a temporary file (called iTunes export.tmp) and it quickly disappears and I don't get any xml file... Long version: I ...
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Hard drive can not be partitioned after shutdown during prior partition

Whilst partitioning my Mac Hard Drive to install Windows 7 via the bootcamp assistant, my computer - oblivious to me until too late - ran out of charge. When I turned it back on, as expected, the was ...
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DiskUtility failed to make a new partition for Mavericks

I am running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Yesterday I decided to upgrade to Mavericks, but I have some older programs that I use so I decided to partition my HD. My plan was to have Snow Leopard remain on the ...
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Apple recovery partition possibly creating problems in Ubuntu

Before reading, it may help to know I have a 13" Macbook Pro (model 7,1. Mid-2010). Recently, the HFS+ filesystem on my OSX became corrupt and after many trials and errors, it was clear I was going ...
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how to make a partition visible in both Windows 7 and Mac OS

Being new to Mac, i am trying to have 3 partitions: 120 Go for Mac 120 Go for Win 7 250 Go for Data i want the data partition to be shared between Mac and Win partitions, so far i was able to ...
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Copying start volume contents with SuperDuper without copying filesystem

I have a MacBook Air with one SSD that unfortunately is formatted as journaled, case-sensitive. I have an external HDD that I copied my whole start volume bootable to with the tool SuperDuper and it ...
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How to fix “Error: -5341: MediaKit reports partition (map) too small” after upgrading to a larger hard disk?

I recently bought a new SSD drive, as my stored data amounts outgrew the old one a little bit. After copying all data using dd if=/dev/disk0 of=/dev/disk1, I want to enlarge my system partition, but ...
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Mount CD disk on mac as if it was mounted on windows

Okay, the title is not really clear enough, but I can't think how to phrase it better. So, the problem is, I have starcraft (1 and Brood Wars) CD that I'd like to play on mac 10.8 using Wine. ...
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Internal SSD: Create a partition in unallocated space

I have a MacBookPro 13" Retina late 2013 with an internal SSD, there is 1TB unallocated space, I tried Disk Utility but it doesn't let me create a new partition there (it just does nothing when I ...
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Can I restore my Time Machine copy from a restored external disk partition?

My external hard drive didn't recognize one of the partitions so I had to bring it to the support guys in order to restore the files if possible. They gave me back the hard disk with some of those ...