: How can I fuse partitions on HD?


Macfriend
Jul 4th, 2017, 01:30 PM
Hi
I'm selling my Imac (mid 2007) where, once upon a time, foolish me, I partitioned the HD. Now, how do I go to have an unpartitioned HD?

I tried using disk utility, and still had no clue about this.

CubaMark
Jul 4th, 2017, 02:08 PM
Unless you need to keep the data on the hard drive (hopefully you've followed Apple's guidelines (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201065) to de-register your computer first), your best bet is simply to Erase the HD (during which you can reset it to a single partition) and reinstall the OS.

macintosh doctor
Jul 4th, 2017, 03:26 PM
Hi
I'm selling my Imac (mid 2007) where, once upon a time, foolish me, I partitioned the HD. Now, how do I go to have an unpartitioned HD?

I tried using disk utility, and still had no clue about this.

if you have backed up your personal data.. reboot into recovery mode and reformat the drive - not the partition and it will unite the drive and then reinstall the os

pm-r
Jul 4th, 2017, 08:55 PM
Or check out these pages:

Turning two partitions into one
Turning two partitions into one | Macworld (http://www.macworld.com/article/2087881/turning-two-partitions-into-one.html)

Disk Utility - Add, Delete, and Resize Existing Volumes
https://www.lifewire.com/disk-utility-add-delete-resize-existing-volumes-2260078

Macfriend
Jul 8th, 2017, 06:19 PM
Finally, I brought the iMac to a repair shop. The HD was dying and had to be changed, which is why disk utility didn't work.

Thanks all

pm-r
Jul 8th, 2017, 07:11 PM
Finally, I brought the iMac to a repair shop. The HD was dying and had to be changed, which is why disk utility didn't work.

Thanks all


Good fix and I guess the iMac's new owner will be happy to have a brand new drive installed. A very good and beneficial selling point I'd say.

PS: They might want or need the warranty at some point. :o