1. Buck1127's Avatar
    Forgive me if this is a dumb question. I have a Mac mini which came with Lion and upgraded to Mountain Lion. I am selling it and need to restore to factory. Now when I click command / r I get the recovery screen where it wants me to reinstall Mountain Lion. Now I know have to erase the hard drive first. Now the thing is I have two partitions one for the Mac OS and one for boot camp now how do I proceed on this? As far as moving back to one partition. I am fearful of repartitioning due to the mountain lion recovery maybe lost. Any help is appreciated
    06-13-2013 03:13 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Use Disk Utility to remove the boot camp partition.
    Ipheuria likes this.
    06-13-2013 03:15 PM
  3. Buck1127's Avatar
    Use Disk Utility to remove the boot camp partition.
    Ok do I just change the partition to 1 Or is there a specific way of doing so?
    Ipheuria likes this.
    06-13-2013 03:29 PM
  4. Buck1127's Avatar
    Ok do I just change the partition to 1 Or is there a specific way of doing so?
    Or can I just remove boot camp partition before going into recovery to be safe?
    06-13-2013 03:32 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Or can I just remove boot camp partition before going into recovery to be safe?
    I think so but I've never done it myself.
    06-13-2013 03:51 PM
  6. Laelipoo's Avatar
    Actually the proper way (according to apple) is to use the bootcamp utility to remove the partition.
    Ipheuria likes this.
    06-13-2013 07:24 PM
  7. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I have done it both ways and either one works. However you might as well do it the Apple recommended way.
    06-17-2013 12:01 PM

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