Most defrag processes remove VM and sleepimage files, so they create more space, thus allowing that couple of additional GB needed to create the new partition. Instead, make the new partition smaller. The real problem is having a small capacity drive and wanting to pretend it is larger. Name required. Mail will not be published required. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. Pawel says:. January 5, at am. Kelly says:. August 21, at am. Stephan says:. July 11, at am. May 20, at pm. Pete says:. October 15, at am. Jacob says:. December 26, at am.
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It's not clear why Disk Utility isn't working, maybe there's a problem with one of the partition table s. Also, have you tried running a "repair" on both the whole hard disk and the partition on it? This Gist shows all the data you requested: gist. Can you boot from an external HD? If yes, I have an answer. Didn't try, but I think so at least it worked in the past. Well, this seems to have worked.
But Disk Utility now shows a messed-up partition layout: i Hmm, that might be caused by the numbering and possibly whatever is causing the other Disk Utility bug in the first place. Realistically, if everything else works, you could just carry on in this state. Otherwise, you could try renumbering the partitions.
Add a partition to a device formatted as Mac OS Extended, MS-DOS (FAT), or ExFAT
I actually have some patches against gpt that add renumbering and type changing commands - I could tidy those up and publish them if you'd be OK with rebuilding gpt from source in XCode I have no problems building gtp from source, but is the code well-tested? I don't want to screw up my partition table. Also, is there a way to backup it? To add the partition, it's gpt add.
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