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You cannot erase the currently-running volume. Shut the computer down, restart while holding the option key, and choose the Recovery HD. Find Disk Utility in the menus and you will now be able to erase your internal storage.


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Your computer is currently set to mount and show hidden partitions, which is unusual. To get control of this feature, you need to activate the Debug menu in Disk Utility which then gives you the option of viewing and mounting hidden partitions, or indeed, making them hidden again. Try reading this article which gives instructions: ...


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This seems like a lot of work to me since your swap rates are easily measured and generally not at all the bottleneck that needs alleviating on OS X systems I've managed. Losing swap will be highly destructive to data integrity so you should have your system backed up regularly and able to be restored and files reconstructed if they become corrupt during a ...



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