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I have never, and I mean never, even back to the "classic" Mac O/S days (going back to system 6) partitioned a drive into smaller chunks. Performance gains were supposedly about different parts of a rotational drive being faster than others (EG quicker seek to sectors near the physical hub). There may also have been some O/S speed gains in some O/S if you ...


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Wait, before you do that, you can do this in an easier fashion. Just shrink the Mac partition via Disk Utility and format the new free space as FAT32.


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The process for creating an extra partition in Mavericks hasn't changed much since Snow Leopard, so you should be able to create a partition using Disk Utility the same way you did in Snow Leopard.


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It seems that i did it using this post Unable to Resize Partitions and your comment. Although it wasn't obvious for me, what I did was this: diskutil corestorage resizeStack LOGICAL_VOLUME_UUID 0G 0G to expand it to the maximum available space that is free. diskutil corestorage resizeStack can provide with info.


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The recovery partition for OS X 10.7 and above includes the following utility applications: Firmware Password Utility Network Utility Disk Utility Terminal In addition, the recovery partition allows you to use a version of Safari to better help you research and diagnose problems, restore from a Time Machine backup, and install OS X.


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I had a similar problem. I created a 30 GB partition and after deleting it there was unused space. I couldn't manually get the original full partition back because of disk errors. So I booted into Recovery (Command + R), repaired the disk with Disk Utility and then the resize to original was no problem. Rebooted and now back to normal. Had no need to ...


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Boot into Recovery HD, open Disk Utility. Choose Yo Drive in the list and select the Restore tab. Make Yo Drive the Source and Macintosh HD the Destination. This will erase all content on Macintosh HD and replace it with the contents of Yo Drive. Back up anything important on Yo Drive before hand in case of failure during the restore. After that you ...


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I had the same issue since the beta and the official release did not solve this issue. In the terminal I had the following output: diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *251.0 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI ...


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This might answer your question - though it scares me to death - http://superuser.com/questions/495672/how-can-i-convert-a-mbr-partition-to-gpt-without-loss-of-data Alternatively, iPartition can do it - but can't handle Core Storage Volumes, so it's usefulness may be short-lived as more of these come into use. [Unless they release an update, of course] ...


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It looks like you partition the whole drive to be the Mac drive. To undo that and create multiple partitions follow following procedure. How to Partition A Fusion Drive Last updated January 10, 2013 See Controlled Fusion: Partitioning for Targeted Performance. Shown below are two partitions of the Fusion drive in Disk Utility. To partition a Fusion ...


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When you use the recovery option to reinstall OS X it is supposed to download and install the most recent version of OS X previously installed on this computer to perform the install. The install image isn't stored on your machine. This is why Apple specify that you need an Internet connection to perform a recovery install. In order to reinstall OS X, ...


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Ubuntu has instructions for most macbook pro's. Depending on which version of the macbook pro you have you may not need rEFInd: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro



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