Questions tagged [partition]

Creating a new disk formatting scheme or altering an existing scheme

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Time Machine restore to new partition, different computer

I split my macpro disk into 2 partitions. I wish to continue to use partition 1 as a 10.6.8 (Mountain Lion) system. I wish restore everything (O/S, data, etc.) from a Time Machine backup, from a ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

Boot Camp Assistant can't be used since disk is not journaled even though it is

I'm trying to install Win7 onto my mid-2010 iMac using Bootcamp. After starting Bootcamp I click "Continue" and get this message: Boot Camp Assistant cannot be used. The disk is not journaled. ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Help partitioning “free space” with utility disk

I've been trying to partition my harddrive to have ~50 gb of unallocated space (right now there's one partition with the operating system on it, so I would like to have that plus the free space). This ...
2
votes
2answers
14k views

Apple Hardware Disk Utility Unallocated Space on my Hard Drive

While trying to get Boot Camp set up on my MacBook Pro 15 inch Retina 2015 it asked me to partition my hard drive. Doing so I partitioned my 1 TB hard drive so that it dedicated 750 gb to mac and 250 ...
2
votes
1answer
431 views

How many APPLE_APFS partitions is a disk allowed to have?

I am using macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.2. The following two examples indicate that a disk is only allowed one APPLE_APFS partition. The output below from a Terminal application window shows that ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Can I remove one partition on an external drive, while keeping the other intact? [duplicate]

I have an external USB drive, which I've partitioned into separate FAT32 ("MOVIES") and OSX ("TIME_MACHINE") partitions: I now wish to remove the FAT32 partition and just use the OSX partition. ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Can Macintosh HD partition be resized while a BOOTCAMP partition resides on the same physical volume?

I have a HFS-partiion, a bootcamp partition and 100GB free unpartitioned space "in between". How can I resize my Mac partition to use it? All resizing controls seem to be disabled, here's the ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

CoreStorage Volume not detected

I had a Linux/OS X 10.11 dual boot configuration and wanted to remove the Linux partitions. I managed to remove them without any issue but when trying to merge the free space with the OS X partition ...
1
vote
2answers
839 views

osx split external hard drive partition

I currently have a 640GB external HD that has 1 partition formatted as HSF+ Now I want to split some of the free space into a new FAT32 partition, without having to reformat the whole HD and losing ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

How to fix a dual boot (rEFInd) when Windows is not booting?

I used bootcamp and rEFInd for dual boot of OS X 10.9.5 and Windows 7 on Macbook Pro 17" Early 2011. Worked well and stable. I tried to setup a third partition, using the free space of the first one, ...
1
vote
1answer
201 views

My SATA hardrive was ejected, and is unable to be remounted due to issues

I have a Mac Pro 2012, so it's running Mountain Lion :( but it has a few partitioned drives. I have tower 1 and tower 2. Tower 2 just recently froze my computer, this has most of my videos for editing,...
1
vote
1answer
8k views

How can I resize my Lion partition to fill up the unused space on the drive?

My MacBook (Late 2007) has an 80GB hard drive. I used to have a 15GB Boot Camp partition, and deleted it at some point -- but I forgot to resize my Snow Leopard partition to fill the 15GB of free ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

How can I fix my partition table?

I think I severely ruined my partition table. I had a BOOTCAMP partition, a macOS APFS partition, and an exFAT partition. I believe I also had 17GB of unallocated space. I tried to shrink the ...
1
vote
2answers
276 views

Why can't I delete the second partition

So I was playing around with Disk Utility today. I created a second partition. Format is Free Space. How do I undo this? As in, I want to have just one primary partition "Macintosh HD" I've tried: ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Hard Drive Issues with MacBook Pro 13-inch mid-2012

I'm trapped in a HDD nightmare with my MacBook Pro mid-2012. I updated to Yosemite 10.10.3. A couple of days after the update, I was watching a movie on my TV screen via HDMI. In the middle of the ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

HFS+ Partition of Mac OSX is not recognized in Windows 10 Bootcamp

I installed triple systems (Mac, Windows, Linux) on my Macbook Pro retina mid 2014 with rEFInd boot loader. Hfs+ partition used to be visible in Windows 8.1 Bootcamp. But after updating to Windows 10,...
0
votes
4answers
8k views

How to setup two OS X boot partitions plus Bootcamp and Data?

Is it possible to set up he following combination of partitions; how? two OS X partitions, each bootable (one for the main system, another for testing new OS X releases) a Bootcamp bootable partition ...
0
votes
1answer
673 views

EFI automounts on startup

After upgrading to the newest El Capitan from 10.10. to 10.11.1 - I guess - the normally invisible EFI partition appears on the desktop as a regular volume on different machines, if I choose to show ...
9
votes
4answers
63k views

Boot into Mac from Windows after failed Bootcamp

Don't hate on me too much for this one... I put Win8 on my Mac Mini using Bootcamp, and all was well. I switched back and forth a couple times between the two with no problems. The problem started ...
8
votes
2answers
7k views

Why does Disk Utility create EFI partitions on external disks?

A technical told me about the EFI partition that... ...it's only there in case your computer will do an EFI update so the update files can be loaded onto the EFI partition. This is consistant with ...
8
votes
3answers
4k views

macOS 10.13: Windows 10 installation with Boot Camp

I tried to install Windows 10 via Boot Camp, but got stuck at the creating a new partition part. The error states: An error occurred while partitioning the disk. Please run disk utility to check ...
6
votes
6answers
14k views

Unable to increase Macintosh HD partition size with data in a subsequent partition

I can't make my main Macintosh HD partition bigger. It's limited by the FAT partition in the middle, which seems to be frozen, I can't move it down to make space for my main partition. To get some ...
5
votes
3answers
62k views

How to create a second partition on an external disk and is it safe?

I want to create a second a partition in my hard disk where one (about 900 GB) is used for Time Machine and another (100 GB) is used to store info like a thumb drive. I don't want any existing data ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

APFS partition inaccessible, container missing

I'm running macOS Mojave on a late-2015 4k 21.5" iMac. I have lost access to my internal hard drive, but I can use my iMac by running macOS from an external drive or through recovery mode. When I ...
4
votes
2answers
166 views

Resize system partition?

I found some questions like that here but it doesn't help me. I use Paragon hard disk manager & disk utility to resize it and have screenshot like below. But I can't add free space to main osx ...
4
votes
0answers
2k views

Increase size of APFS partion in High Sierra [duplicate]

I replaced my 250Gb HDD with a 500Gb SSD. The problem is that after installing my new SSD and copying all my stuff onto it, my SSD reports it has a single partition of 250Gb and free space of 250Gb ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Disk Could Not Be Partitioned - First Aid not helping

I am trying to install Windows by Bootcamp on my MacBook Air (2017) 128 GB. I am using the newest macOS, so High Sierra. Unfortunately I am getting "Disk Could Not Be Partitioned" error. I tried to ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Can't resize partition: “You can't perform this resize unless it has a booter”

I have an external 1TB disk that I use for Time Machine backups that I temporarily added a second 100GB partition to. After deleting the partition, though, I can't reclaim the free space. Disk Utility ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Boot Camp does not boot after disk cloning

I've got a MacBook5,1, and I replaced the CD drive with a SSD. Then, I made a "DIY fusion drive". Before doing it, I was using the regular setup, with Boot Camp. Then I put the SSD and made the Fusion ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Unable to extend my partition

I have searched through this site alot and i wasn't able to find any solutions. My situation is the following: I decided to install linux to dual boot with OSX at my 1TB fully encrypted with FV2 hard ...
3
votes
2answers
14k views

Bootcamp stuck in Windows

I have a Bootcamp partition with Windows 8.1 that I rarely use. Last night I was in OSX, closed the lid, and when I opened it this morning it was in Windows and I cannot get out. Booting with the ...
3
votes
0answers
40 views

Accidentally overwrote encrypted external drive (Mac OS)

So I was rushed (and being careless) and accidentally copied about 80 MB of a Raspberry PI image (SD card formatted extfs) over my external USB drive (4TB) that was formatted and encrypted (using Disk ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

Triple Booting Mac, Windows, and Linux—A boot load nightmare

A few months ago I installed Ubuntu on my mac; I was dual booting. I did so following this tutorial. In this guide, I was instructed to install rEFInd; I did. Everything was good for those few months ...
2
votes
4answers
7k views

How to create third partition after Macintosh HD and Boot Camp partitions?

I have a mid 2009 MBP. I am going to install Boot Camp beside Snow Leopard. I would like to have a third partition, DATA, and format it FAT32, where I will keep my data files easily and safely ...
2
votes
0answers
901 views

How to access a fusion drive from ubuntu linux by mounting apple core storage

my iMac with 3TB fusion drive won't boot anymore. even when booting to recovery it crashes with kernel panic. the stack trace says com.apple.driver.Corestorage dependency com.apple.iokit....
2
votes
1answer
17k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
15k views

High Sierra and Bootcamp with Windows 10 not working

I'm having an issue getting my MBP High Sierra 10.13.2 (17C88) to function with Windows 10 on Bootcamp. I've used the bootcamp assistant to successfully partition out 85GB of space from 250GB APFS mac ...
2
votes
1answer
194 views

Lost my APFS partition after using EaseUS partition manager on Bootcamp

I used macOS mojave(APFS partition) and Windows10(Bootcamp). And I tried to expand Bootcamp partition with moving Windows OEM partition by EaseUS partition master in windows. After this, I can’t find ...
2
votes
0answers
42 views

Format a partition to NT and lose access to partition

I have a 2 TB external drive. It contains two volumes (disk2s1 & disk2s2): ~ diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
2
votes
2answers
23k views

Mac won't boot Windows partition after using disk utility

I needed more space on my Windows partition... So I used Disk Utility to free up some space from the OS X partition, and upon restarting to Windows in order to add the free space to windows, I ...
2
votes
0answers
310 views

Bootcamp - can't save Windows support software, not enough space on available disk

So I keep getting the above error at the following step, Downloading windows support software - OK Partitioning disk - OK Copying windows files - OK Saving windows support software - ERROR I have ...
2
votes
1answer
671 views

Cannot install bootcamp because of disk error, but disk utility says it's fine?

I'm trying to partition for bootcamp but it fails because of that error. I ran disk utility's first aid multiple times. And it's always fine. What do I do? Edit: My mac is the newest imac from this ...
2
votes
1answer
266 views

Missing HDD space after diskutil command

I wanted to merge 2 partitions disk0s2(unused space) and disk0s4(OS volume) My disk looked like this: /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I remove everything Parallels?

Background: Mac Pro 4.1 circa 2009, specs: OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.3 (just updated last weekend) SN - H09440CK20H 2 - 2.93 GHz Quad-core Intel Xenon processors 32 GB RAM 2 - 1 TB HD 1 - ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Can upgrade to Mavericks harm Bootcamp NTFS data partition?

I consider to upgrade from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. I have two Bootcamp Windows 7 partitions, one for boot & system, another for documents and data. Both Windows partitions are NTFS. OS X ...
2
votes
2answers
520 views

Can I install OS X onto a separate external drive partition?

There are plenty of articles explaining how to install OS X on a separate partition of your Mac’s internal drive and how to install it onto an external drive using a single partition. However, it’s ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Accidentaly converted from a basic disk to a dynamic one

I got a MacBook Pro (13-inch late 2013 retina) So I installed Windows 7 using bootcamp and all was fine. I then needed to create a 32MB FAT16 partition, when Windows prompted me to convert to a ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

Need to partition free space after clone on mbp

I cloned my MacBook Pro 1 TB SSD to a 2 TB SSD. The new SSD shows up just like the old one. How do I add the unallocated free space (~1 TB) on the new SSD to the main volume? technicgal1:~ ...
1
vote
0answers
136 views

Create a partition that both Windows and macOS Sierra can access via Disk Utility

After I installed macOS Sierra I decided I wanted to also have Windows for gaming. I installed Windows 8.1 via Boot Camp Assistant and gave it about 110 GB of space. After some time I realized that ...
1
vote
4answers
19k views

How to partition an SSD that fails with error 69888 - couldn't unmount disk?

I erased the SSD drive in my MacBook and was reinstalling Lion when it failed about 75% through the install. Now in Disk Utility, sometimes I see the SSD drive and sometimes I boot and it's not there ...