: How do I delete a Partition


Mac-A-Rui
May 13th, 2005, 11:11 PM
Hey guys I have Panther right now and I"m going to update to Tiger, I have 2 partitions right now and want to delete one. how do I delete the partition? Thanks

MacDoc
May 14th, 2005, 12:10 AM
You cannot delete it without reformatting the drive. You can only erase the partition.

MACSPECTRUM
May 14th, 2005, 09:13 AM
not so fast "herr doktor"
you might try iPartition which lets you manipulate partitions without formatting

http://www.coriolis-systems.com/iPartition-2.php

demo available, but doesn't "write" changes

MacDoc
May 14th, 2005, 03:59 PM
Yeah and you like playing with blasting caps too I suppose. :rolleyes:

MACSPECTRUM
May 14th, 2005, 04:04 PM
i did try the sfw. out
just offering an altenate method
shame on you david for daming the unkown
you salt your food without tasting it too?
:D

ArtistSeries
May 14th, 2005, 04:30 PM
Yeah and you like playing with blasting caps too I suppose. :rolleyes:

MacDoc have you tried that software?

MACSPECTRUM
May 14th, 2005, 04:46 PM
methinks he has not

MacDoc
May 14th, 2005, 09:09 PM
There have been a number of renditions of that idea over the years and I would trust NONE of it without backup.

If you have backup - you don't need it.
If you don't have back up.............you're even MORE foolish. Not a hard concept at all.

MACSPECTRUM
May 14th, 2005, 09:56 PM
You cannot delete it without reformatting the drive. You can only erase the partition.

"cannot" and "should not" have 2 VERY different meanings
c'mon now, doc, don't go "macnott" on us now
:D

MacDoc
May 14th, 2005, 10:02 PM
The underlying assumption from the client is "safely".

On YOUR head be it. Whatcha gonna tell him if it mucks up?????

That HE should know the difference "cannot" and "should not"??? I think not. :D

MACSPECTRUM
May 14th, 2005, 10:08 PM
The underlying assumption from the client is "safely".

On YOUR head be it. Whatcha gonna tell him if it mucks up?????

That HE should know the difference "cannot" and "should not"??? I think not. :D


you might as well move to SSI and vote CON
just admit i gotcha and we can move on