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I have connected an Acomdata external 80 gb drive to my Powerbook running Os X. Using the built-in disk utility, I partitioned the drive into two partitions of about 40 gb each. I am changing my mind and I now want just ONE partition of 80 gb, but the disk utility won't let me delete the partitions or do anything (all options are greyed out). I don't care if the data are lost. 1) How do I delete and/or recombine two partitions in Os X ?? 2) If it cannot be done within OS X, is there a third-party utility ...

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    Default Disk utility for partitioning drives and deleting partitions?

    I have connected an Acomdata external 80 gb drive to my Powerbook running Os
    X. Using the built-in disk utility, I partitioned the drive into two
    partitions of about 40 gb each. I am changing my mind and I now want just
    ONE partition of 80 gb, but the disk utility won't let me delete the
    partitions or do anything (all options are greyed out). I don't care if
    the data are lost.

    1) How do I delete and/or recombine two partitions in Os X ??

    2) If it cannot be done within OS X, is there a third-party utility that
    will allow me to manipulate partitions in OS X ? Losing data or
    reformatting is not an issue.

    John Robson Guest

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    Default Re: Disk utility for partitioning drives and deleting partitions?

    In article <behp2g$fbh$1freenet9.carleton.ca>,
    [email]as646FreeNet.Carleton.CA[/email] (John Robson) wrote:
    > I have connected an Acomdata external 80 gb drive to my Powerbook running Os
    > X. Using the built-in disk utility, I partitioned the drive into two
    > partitions of about 40 gb each. I am changing my mind and I now want just
    > ONE partition of 80 gb, but the disk utility won't let me delete the
    > partitions or do anything (all options are greyed out). I don't care if
    > the data are lost.
    >
    > 1) How do I delete and/or recombine two partitions in Os X ??
    Launch the Terminal application. Type 'man pdisk' for help on how to
    use pdisk, a partition table editor.

    >
    > 2) If it cannot be done within OS X, is there a third-party utility that
    > will allow me to manipulate partitions in OS X ? Losing data or
    > reformatting is not an issue.
    >
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