Creating a new disk formatting scheme or altering an existing scheme

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Disk Utility won't let me partition a disk

I'm trying to add a partition to my Macintosh HD using Disk Utility. However, whenever I try to do so, I get "the target disk is too small." I'm using OS X 10.8.5 on a Retina MBP, and there would be ...
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How to add additional partitions to Windows under bootcamp

I have a MBP on which running OS X 10.8.4. Recently using bootcamp I installed Windows 7 on it to use some windows specific software. I wanted to have 3 different partitions in windows, where OS and ...
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Recover from deleting all partitions. I don't want to keep OSX

I've tried to install Fedora on my 2007 Mac Mini, using rEFIt to boot from the USB. Thanks to Fedora's horrific excuse for a patitioner, I believe I've deleted all the partitions on the HDD. I had ...
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Expanding a partition at the end of a drive to fill the entire drive

I have an external HDD connected to a Lion iMac (though I can use my Mountain Lion Air if it will make the process simpler) that was split right down the middle with two partitions. The first was ...
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What options exist to reliably have three partitions and Boot Camp on Apple Hardware?

What robust setups of partitions which accommodate (a) MtLion OS X, (b) Windows x64, (c) Data partition used [primarily] under Windows? Things that would be desirable (optional) past the basic ...
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Shared data partition for Bootcamp no longer accessible

I have my Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion setup with partitions as follows: disk0s1 (unnamed) - EFI partition disk0s2 ("Macintosh HD") - OSX partition disk0s3 ("Recovery HD") - OSX recovery ...
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How to migrate and two-partition Bootcamp (1: system, 2: data) to a larger HDD OS X?

How to upgrade HDD to a larger one on the same Macbook, if I have: OS X Mountain Lion partition (Mac OS Extended) and two partitions for Windows 7 (NTFS): system (C:) and data (D:), installed via ...
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How do I copy files from Mac on Windows Partition to Mac Partition?

So my mac partition crashed... I've tried to repair disk, fsck, reinstall OS - Everything on every list of I could find on Google, and nothing worked. So I have a back-up of most of my files from ...
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Prevent mounting of a specific volume when connecting an external drive [duplicate]

I've got an external drive with 3 volumes on it. All of them are mounted upon connecting the external drive to my Mac. I want one of these 3 volumes to not be mounted when I connect it. Is that ...
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Winclone restore to 150GB partition, Windows shows only 128GB

I attempted to install Linux on a spare partition on my MBPr, which, of course, made both Windows and OSX unbootable. So, I flattened the drive and reinstalled OSX. Then, using a familiar procedure, ...
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How to Partition New Bootable Drive to Include Recovery Partition

I just completed a restore from Time Machine to a newly partitioned drive and discovered that the Recovery Partition wasn't created. Other than that, the restore went well and the new drive runs fine. ...
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Can't resize (FileVault) partition after Bootcamp removal

I have a recent Mac with two partitions. The first one contains MacOS, and is encrypted with FileVault. The second one contained a Bootcamp Windows installation. Here is a screen shot: I deleted ...
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Recovering reformatted partition

I have an external drive that had a single HFS+ partition (GPT). It was accidentally formatted. How can I recover the lost partition? I "know" the old partition map which (coincidentally?) is the same ...
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Partitioning Software

Is there an equivalent on the Mac platform to Partition Magic or GParted that will allow me to resize, move, and/or change partitions on the fly without formatting, or disturbing the data that is ...
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Edit partition table

I deleted my Bootcamp partition manually. Now, when I press option at startup, it shows the option to boot from windows! Any idea how to delete the entry for window in the partition table?
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250GB of hidden space on macbook pro 13"

I have 250 GB of hidden space which I cannot track down. I've tried deleting it on Daisy Disk as an admin but I couldn't delete it. I don't know why it's happening but all I remember is using rEFIt ...
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Time Machine and case-sensitive HFS

Time Machine defaults to formatting a new drive to Journaled HFS+ (case-sensitive), if you set up the drive from within Time Machine itself. However, my main drive (the one Time Machine will be ...
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Partition/Volume grayed out but full read/write access

i have a Mac Server and a partition only for files. The volume is grayed out in the Finder sidebar, but if i go to the folder via CMD + G (go to folder) and type "/Volumes/Server_Daten" the volume ...
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Very strange partition table: Missing a sector between Main and Recovery partition

So I have been trying to get Windows 7 on my machine using no DVD or USB (I have only an ISO to work with). I used various combinations of Boot Camp, Toast Titanium, Virtualbox / VMWare, Disk Utility, ...
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How do I recover an “invisible” OS X boot option in BootCamp (running on a 2013 MBA)?

Summary Unable to boot into the OS X partition of a 2013 MBA which dual-boots OS X and Windows 8 via BootCamp. Could "Repairing Disk" via "Disk Utility" damage the working Windows 8 partition? What ...
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Merging partitions separated by Bootcamp

In the process of installing windows on my MacBook Pro, I managed to somehow partition the disk this way. Is there any way of merging the UNTITLED 3 segment with the Macintosh HD segment without ...
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Repair Bootcamp after creating new partitions

I have an iMac 9.1 with OS X Leopard on it. A while ago I used Bootcamp to install Windows 7 on it. For several reasons I now wanted to add two more partitions to the disk using the Disk Utility. I ...
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Editing Partition

When trying to edit a partition on my hard drive, Disk Utility says: Couldn't modify partition map because the file system verification failed. So I booted into single-user mode and typed in: ...
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I can't boot into single user mode

A while back I partitioned my hard drive into two equal parts. I completely forgot about it and then realized that I only had half of my original drive space available. I startup disk utility and ...
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Bootcamp Windows Partition Won't Boot After Accidentally Changing Boot-up Partition

I was messing around with the startup partition on my Windows 7 partition on my Mac and accidentally changed it to the Mac OS X partition. So when I boot the Windows 7 partition it says the error ...
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Macbook Pro 2011 Snow Leopard Boot Camp with Parallels Desktop 8

Quick question in response to a very thorough bootcamp post already on this forum. For anybody that has a working Mac, Windows and Shared partition ... is the Boot Camp partition recognised by ...
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Merge two disks to RAID 0 and keep my installation

I've got two 128Gb SSDs installed in my MacBook Pro. Originally I had one for the system (named Calcium), and one for the /Users folder, symlinked into the first (named Users). As I ran out of space ...
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Why am I not able to expand my hard drive partition after deleting Windows?

I'm a MacBook user and I had previously installed Windows on my laptop. After deleting the Windows partition now, I'm facing difficulty in expanding my hard drive partition to the maximum. After I ...
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Increased the Size of Bootcamp Partition but Winclone Restores Old Size Partition

I followed all documented steps to increase the Bootcamp partition size on the Mac OS 10.5.x. I used Winclone, Disk Utility and Bootcamp Assistant to perform this operation. In short, I cloned Windows ...
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CoreStorageFamily::unlockVEKs() failed to unwrap the vek, status = e00002bc

I have a filevault2 disk with two partition. One is the boot partition, the other contains data, both are encrypted. Today, after installing the latest 10.8 update (10.8.4 I guess), the computer ...
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Dual partition a large drive for use by Mac and Windows

I have a 3TB USB3 drive that I want to use between my Mac and Windows laptops. A 1.5TB partition will be used for Time Machine and another 1.5TB partition will be used by Windows for file storage. ...
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Prevent partitions from Spotlight indexing each other

I have a single MacBook Pro partitioned into two drives, each running a copy of Mountain Lion. In Partition X, I would like to disable Spotlight from indexing Partition Y. In Partition Y, I want to ...
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How do I write-protect a partition of a USB drive on OSX that can work cross-platform?

I bought a bunch of USB sticks that I want to give as a gift to friends and clients, with some files on them. I'd like to have the files non-erasable (though I realise they can format the drive, I ...
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Accidentally deleted OS X partition

I was installing Windows 7 using bootcamp on my iMac machine and accidentally deleted the main OS X partition while doing that. So now I when I start the machine I see only an option to choose windows ...
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A 250 GB HDD stuck with one 180 GB partition

I have a 250 GB hard drive in my MacBook Pro, I used to have a 70 GB BootCamp partition installed, leaving the Mac partition to 180 GB. Now I no longer need to have BootCamp, so I deleted it using a ...
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Can I use bootcamp to install another instance of OSX?

Can I use bootcamp to partition my HDD and install another instance of OSX? I want to run a test instance to try out untrusted software. The boot camp assistant seems to insist on installing an ...
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Why does my 3TB Seagate HD keep formatting as a Logical Volume Group

This is really annoying. I have a brand new Seagate 3TB 7200 RPM hard drive that I am trying to format/partition in Disk Utility. Every time I change any settings or erase the drive, it changes it to ...
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Bootcamp and Macbook Pro and TrueCrypt

I am using Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro and have Windows 7 installed. Unfortunately, due to the changing nature of my work, I need to switch to full time Windows, and encrypt my laptop. I'm going to ...
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Password protected partitions on mac os x

I have two partitions first is primary with os x installed and second is empty, I want to password protect this second partition so when I double click it must ask for password and then tell me read ...
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Resizing mac partition on a volume with boot-camp

On my mac I have two partitions, and I want to create a new one. One partition has Mountain Lion and the other has Windows 7 (through Boot-Camp). I want to create a new mac partition, and for that I ...
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sleepimage file size

I'm planning a clean install of my MacBook Pro with OS X 10.6 and I want to make a partition (among others) only for the sleepimage file. Here's the problem: the partition's size. I know that this ...
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How to resize Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition after linux messed it up?

I've tried to use Ubuntu on my macbook pro (6,2), but it was a total and abject failure, mainly due to poor hardware support. So, I have given up on my little experiment and just deleted ubuntu and ...
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If I put my old mac hard disk system drive with bootcamp in a USB caddy, after replacing it with an SSD, will it appear as 2 drives when plugged in?

I'm going to replace my MacBookPro system drive / hard disk with an SSD. I will then re-install MacOS and Windows via bootcamp. The original drive will be put in a USB caddy to be used as an external ...
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Installing Windows manually

Here's the situation: I've got three partitions on my disk - EFI, OS, and a Data Partition + 40 gigs of free space for a Windows partition. I already deleted the Recovery partition to avoid conflicts ...
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Recover GPT Hard Disk files on Windows

My friends 2008(ish) era macbook pro died recently but the SATA HDD is fine, I have removed it and plugged it into a Windows 7 machine. I can see in Paragon Partition Manager that the drive is a GPT ...
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Hot File Clustering with multiple partitions

I'm planning a performance-oriented clean install of OS X 10.6 and I was wondering if the hot file clustering feature will exists only on the boot partition or if there will be one for each partition ...
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Hard Drive Preview / Disk Utility Used Space Discrepancy? [duplicate]

So I recently cleared a lot of space off of my hard drive as a sort of "spring cleaning," and I got it down to less than 40GB, but my computer doesn't seem to agree with itself on that. If I look at ...
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Help needed with Boot Camp Setup

I have a 2009 27" Core2Duo 8GB RAM iMac. The hard drive is a brand new 3TB with a fresh install of 10.8.3. I want to install Windows 7 64bit. I set up some basic settings and have a backup at the ...
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Help to use HD2 on Mac Pro currently on different OSX to HD1. How to unpartition whole system to one user [duplicate]

2nd MacProHD currently running on 10.5.4 and primary HD is on 10.7.5 - I am running out of space on primary HD & want to use my 2ndHD as well (mainly to store the 300GB of music I have). I need to ...
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Recover a deleted encrypted partition?

As my previous external HDD threw some disturbing SMART Warnings, I bought a new Hard Drive. It arrived earlier today, I formatted it and made some backups onto it at it has more space and I wanted to ...