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Mysterious Boot Disk Appearance
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Feb 26, 2001, 01:22 PM
I fired up the computer the other day and noticed a new hard drive partition on the desktop called "Boot OSX". Does anyone know where this came from? I certainly did not (intentionally) create this volume. Nor have I started up Mac OS X(PB) in a few weeks. It is only an 8 megabyte partition, but it is a nuisance. How can I get rid of this? I have the sneaking suspicion that this may have been there all along but was invisible and somehow has made itself visible. Can anyone help?
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Feb 27, 2001, 06:35 AM
Since OSX uses Drive Setup to partition, and Drive Setup can not partition without reforating, I find it unlikely that installing OSX created a partition on your drive withou you knowing about it.

Are you sure it is not just a disk image with a hard drive icon? Search for a .SMI file called Boot OSX. Otherwise try ejecting the vollume. If it dissapears you know right away that it was a just disk image.
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Feb 27, 2001, 08:54 AM
[No this is not a disk image, give me some credit here....this is a real live partition there and it contains an item named bootx and I would like it to be gone now please. Thanks for trying.
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