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Creating a new disk formatting scheme or altering an existing scheme

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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 ...
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How to recover files by original filename without access to beginning of disk/partition

As a result of a dd user error the first Gigabyte was overwritten on a recent Macbook Air and it seems the beginning of all partitions are lost. Except for carving files using photorec or similar is ...
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Partition corruption, still can see files in single user mode, would like to retrieve files

The problem started after forcing the mac to shutdown. Since then, when trying to boot, it stays stuck at the grey apple with spinning wheel. I've tried a few generic things to be able to access my ...
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What's the minimum partition size for osx mavericks when dual booting with windows 8?

I used boot camp to setup dual booting between windows 8 and mac osx mavericks. To get the most possible space for Windows 8, should I have formatted my computer first? I was able to partition my ...
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Persisten change of device ownership

I've got several partitions on my HDD, one of which I intend to use as a shared home partition between a native Linux installation (yet to come) and a one in a VirtualBox which I recently installed. I ...
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WD My Book for Mac External HD won't boot any more

I bought a 3T WD My Book for Mac external HD and use it with my iMac with OSX 10.8.5. I partitioned it into 5 partitions. There are three 30G partitions and two larger ones. The largest is used as a ...
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Can I upgrade to OSX 10.9 and format my HD along the way?

I want to upgrade from ML to Mavericks but I want to erase and format my HD to a single partition along the way. Is this possible?
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Resizing without DESTROYING the second partition of a disk

I have a disk that was partitioned in two. The first partition was 1.8TB and is called TIME MACHINE. The second one was 1.2 TB and I call it TOSHIBA 1.2TB. I would like to reduce the first partition ...
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Bypassing Boot Camp to install Windows using a non-standard partition scheme

My new Retina MacBook Pro is on its way, giving me time to contemplate setting it up. Good thing I got started—I had no idea how difficult it was going to be to install Windows and create an auxiliary ...
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Parallels cant access SSD partitions

I have 4 partitions MAC Shared 1 exFAT Windows Shared 2 exFAT I can see the partitions when Windows natively but when I am booting Windows through Parallels I cant access any other partitions ...
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How to Install Windows 8.1 on Haswell Mac?

I have a Haswell retina MBP, but following the installation process with Bootcamp Assistant v.5.1.1 results in an error when Windows attempts to install. Are there any guides available that walks one ...
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Using an External HDD as a bootable Windows Disk

I want to use my external HDD as a bootable USB drive so I can install Windows 7 via bootcamp but I am having trouble getting bootcamp to just use one partition of the drive. When I get to the stage ...
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Can't partition startup disk in Mavericks for Boot Camp

I recently upgraded my computer to Mavericks (I believe I have the latest version, 10.9) and I've been trying for 2 days now to install Windows via Boot Camp on my computer, but it always fails at the ...
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Delete a Corrupt CoreStorage Partition

I created a partition on my iMac i7 w/Fusion and Mavericks, and somehow it got corrupted. It is inaccessible (appears blue in disk utility). I need to delete it, but I can't from Disk Utility. Any ...
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How do you install and use a Linux partition on Mavericks?

As a just-for-fun type of experiment, I was wanting to install Linux on an external drive that I own and boot it up on my 2007 iMac desktop. I know there are a plethora of guides out there on how to ...
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Moving Home Folder Back to Macintosh HD

I moved my Home folder to a separate partition called 'Data HD' and would like to move it back to /Macintosh HD. One of the main reasons is that with the home folder in 'Data HD' some apps would ...
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How to Partition hard Drive + install previous OS (10.7.2) on one, while leaving 10.8.4 on other

I am having to do this to make my Presonus Firewire 26x26 work since they do not have updated drivers past 10.7 Bought the Macbook Pro in 2009 - it came with Snow Leapord. Hard Drive started to fail ...
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How to make bigger Macintosh HD partition

I installed OS X Mavericks Server as a virtual machine to ESX. I'm doing some testing and now I need more space. Macintosh HD partition is 50 GB and I have expand it to 100 GB total in ESX but I need ...
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Using an External HD for Time Machine and iTunes

My MacBook Air only has a 128Gb HD so I have a 500Gb external HD which I have my iTunes folder on (as I have over 200Gb of music and videos). But I would like to also use the external `hard drive for ...
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Cannot boot into Mac OS X after partitioning in Windows

My Mac is a Macbook Pro 17", I got it from my friend (no original disc). So after upgrading it to Mavericks (I was unable to install Windows using Boot camp of 10.6.8), Boot Camp successfully let me ...
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Grow HFS+ partition at the end of harddrive without partition-manager-cd or moving to another drive

I've got two HFS+ partitions and would like to grow the latter one but neither disk utility nor the commandline diskutil allow that. I don't want copy the whole partition to another drive and then ...
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Recovering files from Time Machine backup disk after wrong dd

I made a horrible mistake: I ran dd on an external hard drive, that was the Time Machine backup storage, to make it bootable. After a few seconds I cancelled the command, but the hard drive is shaped ...