On a new 500GB that is to boot up an Intel-based Mac, I ran Disk Utility and created a single 500GB Mac OS extended (journaled) partition using the GUID partition table option. I then cloned a MacBook Pro hard drive (160GB) to it using a DiskJockey device (bit-by-bit copy without an OS). This left me with a 160GB partition and ~340GB unused space. When I tried to expand the partition (through Disk Utility), I got "MediaKit reports partition (map) too small.".
I tested the drive to verify that the MacBook Pro would boot from it. Success. I then used VolumeWorks to expand the partition. It appeared to be successful, but the laptop would not boot from it.
Am I using the wrong parameters when creating the partition in the first place? What do I need to do to make this work? My client needs all 500GB available in a single partition.
MediaKit reports partition (map) too small.