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I would say you're not on the right track doing an update before you test if your backup works on Windows 7 to Windows 7 first. Without knowing what version of OS X and Boot Camp, people might hesitate to report success or failure, but since Apple doesn't "support" Boot Camp you might check with Symantec to make sure you are able to use their support if ...


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Usually, in order to enlarge your Windows partition, you have to relocate the entire partition. Or, in other words, there usually is not way using OS X to enlarge the Windows partition after shrinking the OS X partition. You can, for example, remove Windows completely and then reinstall Windows to a larger partition. There are also third party tools, such as ...


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Okay, so when I had a similar problem, I used Terminal, these two guides, and this command line to get it done. diskutil mergePartitions JHFS+ NewName {first disk identifier in range} {last disk identifier in range} I used diskutil list to make sure I knew which drives I was merging, because you can't use the Disk Utility names (Macintosh HD, BOOTCAMP), ...


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I found that simply reinstalling OS X was the way to go. It was really straightforward, and didn't even take that long. Just searched the App Store for the El Capitan installer, and it installed over the current installation - notably, without erasing or messing with any of my user files held in the home folder. This recreated the recovery partition, and ...


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If you still have the Recovery partition, you can transfer the partition manually. The example given below was generated using two sparse disk images and Yosemite (OS X 10.10.5). You may have to jump though hoops that I did not have to. Some of these hoops are: El Capitan and later users may need to disable System Integrity Protection (SIP). To enter some ...


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So, to conclude, the solution was to completely erase the external drive, re-partition and copy back the data.


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If Apple officially supports Windows 10 on you Mac, then you should follow the instructions given by Apple. See the Apple web site "Use Windows 10 on your Mac with Boot Camp" for details. If apple does not official support your model Mac, you may still be able to install Windows 10. Here are some thoughts. While editing the Info.plist file may allow you to ...


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I finally solved this 🎉 I used the Disk Management tool in Windows to delete the shared partition and then created a new partition with NTFS file system.


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The output from the gpt command indicates the following. While there is no indication that there is a problem with the primary GUID Partition Table (GPT) header, the entries appear to have been corrupted. The secondary (backup) GPT header and entries are intact. The MBR tables contains at least two partition entries. One entry is a OS X partition (type 175=...


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yup! boot off of your installation usb drive and instead of going straight into the install run 'Disk Utility' and remove all your partitions.


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In Disk Utility, select entire drive, then Partition tab. You can drag and resize it there.


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While booting press ⌘ Command R to start OS X Recovery (if it doesn't work do ⌘ Command ⌥ Option R) Select your disk and click Partition, after that, press "-" (minus) to remove the partitions you don't want.


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If backup is available then remove the recovery HD, resize the main volume to fill the remaining available space (since it appears the recovery HD is what is in the way of resizing) and then recreate the recovery HD with whatever you're comfortable with (suggestion https://github.com/MagerValp/Create-Recovery-Partition-Installer )


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Normally, to fix your drive, all you need to do is enter the following command. sudo diskutil resizevolume /dev/disk0s2 R The command should move /dev/disk0s3 to the bottom of disk0 while resizing /dev/disk0s2 to maximum size. I am not sure if the sudo prefix is required. In your case, '/dev/disk0s2' and '/dev/disk0s3' are already at the bottom of ...


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Thankfully I just copied everything on my second partition to my main and deleted the second partition and resized it. Thanks a lot guys.


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I managed to achieve this without using bootcamp, I just installed the operating systems from a disk, then was able to chose what OS I wanted to boot into. with the option key held down at start up.


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The short answer is yes. Starting with the 2015 Mac models, you can not use the "hybrid MBR" mode. You must use GPT partition scheme for all operating systems installed. Installation is fairly straight forward. When installing Ubuntu, I would advise that you create a second EFI partition. This would allow you to use the Startup Manager to select the current ...


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The specific problem detailed in this question was solved automatically upon restart (not the first restart however). Unfortunately, this was not the cause of the BootCamp issues (or any other issues), which were due to the size of my hard drive being greater than 2.2TB. This caused BootCamp Assistant to fail to partition the hard drive because it did not ...


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ElCapitan? If yes: startup in the RecoveryPartition (CMD+R): Open DiskUtility from the Utilities menu, Select your disk, then the Partition bar, move the slider to make the main partition to take all space... Then apply and close DU. Restart. See the picture:


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Solved - the answer is that Windows was in a hibernate state. I was able to take Windows out of this state and now BOOTCAMP appears. I will accept my own answer when I am allowed to. More details of solution below. I downloaded a trial of Paragon Disk Manager which showed the BOOTCAMP partition and provided an option to mount it. On attempting to mount, a ...


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This worked for me: On the left is a list of drives your Macbook or iMac can see. Select the drive from this left menu that has the partitions you want to combine. In the top of the window will be five tabs/buttons. Choose the middle one called “partition”. Select the partition from the big block on the left that you want to remove. With the partition ...


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Not completely the answer as this fix works with Boot Camp. But it fixes the problem: I cannot seem to get past this step. What I did: remove the extra (non-OS X/Windows/Linux -> 4,5,6,7) partitions and merge them into the main Apple OS partition(2).(using diskutil) Start Boot Camp Assistant and it will not give the error you got and continue (telling you ...


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As you stated, you can hold down the option key at startup to invoke the Startup Manager. If you hold down the control key while selecting one of the displayed partitions, then chosen partition will become the new default startup partition.



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