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Creating a new disk formatting scheme or altering an existing scheme

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Can I recover boot camp partition after removing it with gpt remove?

I divided my main boot disk into two partitions, one for Mac OSX and one for Boot camp. The boot partition was always MacOSX. Unfortunately it got damaged in some way and was identifying as type &...
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Unable to Run Boot Camp Assistant Because of Microsoft Reserved Partition in disk0s2

I keep running into this error when running Boot Camp Assistant: Boot Camp Assistant was unable to verify if the Windows partition contains a Windows installation. This may be because BitLocker is ...
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Another bootcamp partition restoration issue

I just removed Bootcamp from my 1TB Fusion drive, using Bootcamp Assistant. The process failed due to a disk error. After running First Aid as directed, Bootcamp Assistant no longer offers the option ...
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Cannot merge two partition together after dividing partition for installing Linux

I tried to install Linux after dividing partition. However, when I tried to merge the partition after erasing the partition with the error shown in the image below, I could not merge together. Can ...
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How to clone SSD with 2 systems (Mac and Win10) to larger SSD with increasing Windows volume?

Some years before, I created both a system SSD disk with Windows (BOOTCAMP) and macOS (Macintosh HD). After that, I forgot about the way how I did it and now I need to migrate from the old disk to the ...
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Rearrange APFS Volumes inside APFS Container

Similarly to this question I'd like to restore factory APFS partition container structure after reinstalling macOS Big Sur from bootable USB flash drive, exactly: make Macintosh HD volume disk1s1 (...
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High sierra partition lost after deleting windows partition

I previously installed Windows (on a partition in the main SSD, sharing it with High Sierra) on a mid 2011 21,5 inch iMac using this guide. Afterwards I installed Big Sur using opencore legacy ...
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Can’t erase Bootcamp volume to reinstall MacOS

I had MacOS Monterrey installed and wanted to dual boot with Windows 10. I used BootCamp to install Windows 10 on another partition I created. Somehow along the way, my macOS partition got completely ...
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Recover HFS volume, missing partition UUID

I am attempting to follow the answer post at https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/231027. However, the third partition does not have a listed UUID. Instead, I have the following. start ...
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How to reinstall macOS with internet recovery with a fusion drive? No drive is available

This is continuation from my previous question "I installed Xubuntu without installing rEFind. Is it safe to remove the Linux partition at this point?", where I now have removed the Linux ...
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WD Hard Disk not Mounting/First Aid not Running

My hard disk has decided to not mount anymore. It has a partition, one I use for Time Machine and the other I use for storing files. This is what diskutil list looks like. Is my work all gone? ...
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I installed Xubuntu without installing rEFind. Is it safe to remove the linux partition at this point?

This is continuation from my previous question "I removed the rEFInd and rEFIt boot managers and now I've lost Windows Bootcamp from the Mac Startup Manager", where I now can boot Windows ...
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How do I enable USB boot after deleting my recovery partition?

I did a rather careless thing while in disk recovery (I was wiping a MacBook Pro 2018 for re-use) and I accidentally deleted the root volume, which means everything. Because I don't have a recovery ...
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Reclaiming partitions after old Linux installation

A long while back I recall installing Linux on my macbook. I have since deleted it, but the partitions on my disk are somewhat screwy. I cannot reclaim the free space to my main Macintosh HD partition ...
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I cannot install Windows 10 on my Bootcamp partition

I have used Bootcamp assistant to partition my Mac mini. Then I boot up using my Windows USB drive with EFI boot. I can get to the part where I can see "Drive 1 partition3: Bootcamp" ...
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Startup Disk Got Missing

Firstly, I really apologize for what I've been doing so far on my MacBook Pro 2015. I was trying to install a Kali dual boot on my Mac, and this is what I did before my MacBook didn't boot up my ...
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Bootcamp still shows on startup even after I completely delete partition

I use High Sierra and I had installed Windows on bootcamp partition. I had a problem with Windows so so I decided to do a complete re-install. So I deleted partition during the Windows installation ...
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Why use the legacy Apple Partition Map scheme for macOS install media?

Several guides to creating disk images of macOS install media (using the createinstallmedia command) recommend creating the disk image like this: hdiutil create \ -size 10g \ -type UDTO -...
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Shrink disk image to eliminate free space

I created a larger-than-necessary writable disk image, copied content to it, then shrunk the partition with diskutil resizeVolume. This left a big gap at the end of the partition table: MEDIA: "&...
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My backups are not showing up at all despite taking up space

I recently created a partition (APFS, Case-Sensitive, Encrypted) on a hard drive to use as a Time Machine backup for my MacBook (Air, 2020, M1, running Monterey 12.0.1). I then used Time Machine to ...
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Boot from USB (Kali Linux, M1 Silicon)

I created a live USB on a Sandisk 32gb ultra dual drive luxe using kali linux live iso and balena etcher software (I also tried dd) but the USB won't show up in the boot drive selector Startup menu ...
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Fusion Drive - Partition and Excessive Free Space Combined is Greater than Actual Storage Capacity

iMac 2017 1 TB HDD 28 GB SSD Fusion Drive Recently, I decided to do a clean install with diskutil erasedisk, reformatting through disk utility, and resetting the Fusion Drive to wipe everything after ...
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MBP running 10.15.7 shuts off on boot/corrupted boot filesystem

I've been trying to fix this issue for the past week or so. Some sort of boot issue seems to occur once a year on this machine, and I will be upgrading but need this one to hold on a little longer. ...
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I can't delete storage "containers" from my disk

I've tried as much as I can find, anything with diskutil in the terminal or in the GUI hasn't worked. Asahi doesn't show up in the GUI or in the boot options now. I want to completely erase all the ...
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How can I merge the free space with Apple_APFS Container disk3

I searched before posting this and did find a couple of similar questions. However, they are not same as my situation. I had resized the partition Apple_APFS Container disk3 on disk0s2 to free up some ...
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Can I delete a partition and leave the space unallocated in Monterey?

I'm trying to shrink my MacOS (Monterey) partition using Disk Utility to reclaim some space for my Bootcamp partition using Minitool Partition Wizard on the Windows side. I succeeded in shrinking the ...
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can't erase/restore/first aid disk0s3 apple disk utility

Hi there, I experience a lot of trouble when wanting to free the space previously taken by allocating it to Windows Boot Camp. Now, I cannot erase/restore/first-aid this disk. The main problem seems ...
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“No room for PMBR” when trying to rebuild tables

My laptop messed up it’s macOS partition format when it tried to upgrade to Monterey yesterday. I deleted the GPT table so that I could rebuild it, but had to use fdisk to get rid of the “suspect mbr” ...
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Hard drive not showing in Recovery Mode despite reformat in HFS+

Same issue as related in this thread but I already did the following: Re-created a new GPT (GUID) partition table (using GParted, Ubuntu) Created an HFS+ partition specifically for my MacOS Re-...
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Removed a 50GB Linux Partition with Disk Utility and can't boot into macOS anymore

For a few years, I've had Linux Mint installed on a 50GB partition on my 2015 MacBook Pro. Today, I decided to remove the installation (I needed the extra 50GB and wasn't using Linux Mint anyway) and ...
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Tried to install Kali Linux and now I can't access macOS anymore

It has been 3 days, I was trying to recover it but now I am out of options. I've tried installing Kali Linux on my Mac as a dual boot with a Linux partition of 20.5 GB inside my 500GB SSD and 1GB of ...
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How to boot Kali Linux on a Mac without using Grub?

I am trying to install Kali Linux on an external hard drive. I downloaded the kali-linux-2022.1-live-amd64.iso file and checked with shasum -a 256 kali-linux-2022.1-live-amd64.iso. I am using a 13&...
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APFS partition cannot be read

I have a 6 TB external HDD that cannot be mounted or read after encountering an unexpected power cut off. I think (or want to believe) it is not a hardware damage because at least a few of video files ...
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Bootcamp - "Can’t install the software because it is not currently available from the Software Update server." Error

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro 2019 Intel device, but unable to use Bootcamp. After selection of ISO and partition size, the application throws this error even tho I have a stable ...
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Moving Virtual Memory (VM) partition from SSD to HDD - macOS Catalina

Currently my MacOS Catalina is installed onto my SSD. I have 128GB SSD and 3TB HDD. Half space of the SSD and large part of the HDD will be used for Linux that I am going to install. For MacOS I have ...
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Mac Partition Error (Cannot add new Partition / Bootcamp partition not showing / Spaces don't add up to disk)

So I am trying to add more space to Bootcamp by following this tutorial. But the first red flag came when I went into the partition menu: It doesn't show the partition for Bootcamp. Then I saw that ...
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Disk partition appears too small boot an OS off a USB (Qubes)

I've created an 80gb APFS partition on my mac, with hopes that I could run an operating system off a USB with it. However, when I boot to the USB, it sees my partition as 8KiB as opposed to 80gb, and ...
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Cannot repair, mount or erase external drive (M3 Portable). Possible partitioning map problem

I have a problem with my 1TB External Hard Drive. Before I had it partitioned into 3 pieces (Time Machine for Mac, Personal Files, and Linux OS). After a few weeks, I have decided to delete the Linux ...
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Does removing the "free space" partition and resizing my main partition in Disk Utility delete my data?

I deleted my Windows partition a few days ago and was left with a space called "free space" in the partition pie chart within disk utility. I'm planning to reinstall Windows but it seems ...
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Reclaim lost space on disk (reverting back From bootcamp)

​Long story short, I was attempting to get rid of Bootcamp and somehow botched it so I can't get into either Windows or macOS anymore. I fiddled with some partition stuff and I think I made things ...
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APFS Container lost after crash and reboot

My 15" MacBook Pro Late 2016 with a 500GB SSD was occasionally rebooting (but only) during MS-Teams meetings. Anyway, the last crash was destructive and now I get flashing "?" when it ...
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hdiutil image still busy after unmout

I'm using hdiutil managing disk images. I mount the images with the following command: $ hdiutil mount test.dmg And I unmount them like this: $ umount /Volume/device_name It works fine, the device ...
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Partition drive becomes FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF after erasing Linux partition

I didn’t make a backup and want to recover files from my Mac. I have an internal SSD on my Mac and I have allocated 20GB of it for my Linux. I erased the 20GB Linux on disk utility and wished to free ...
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Boot Camp partition broken and can't be repaired in MacOS 12.1

After a crash of Windows 11 in Bootcamp that doesn't turn off and cooked for a while in my bag, I lost the Bootcamp partition. I try to follow this question: Boot Camp partition broken and can't ...
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Cloning my boot partition failed. Can somebody tell me what went wrong, and what to do about it?

My 2017 iMac has Mojave on it. Back in 2019, I split the hard drive in half, and attempted to scratch-install Catalina on the second half. It went badly, and I pretty much ignored it (except as a ...
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Missing disk space after boot camp assistant failure

I was trying to use Boot Camp Assistant to create a Windows 10 partition, but it got stuck at partitioning. After about a hour, I gave up and force quit the Assistant, and discovered that 3 terabytes ...
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OS X partition was somehow erase by windows clean install on bootcamp

I used a original Windows 7 Ultimate disk to repair windows 7 ultimate bootcamp partition on a MBP 1TB drive which had also a OS X Sierra partition. But instead of repairing the Windows 7 bootcamp ...
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How to know what the different `roles` do in `diskutil apfs` shell command

I wish to know what these mean, which one I should use, when specifying the <roles> as shown here. $diskutil apfs addVolume Usage: diskutil apfs addVolume <containerRefDisk> <fs> &...
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What happens when you delete GUID_Partion_Scheme?

/dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *121.3 GB disk0 1: ...
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Cannot access IMac OS (2009 X Snow Leopard) from Window 7 Bootcamp Control Panel or option key

I'm currently using an Imac 2009 running (Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.6) and I wish to switch from my Windows 7 to my Mac OS and make that the default OS. Using the option key does not work. Bootcamp ...
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