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Discussion in 'Help Forum' started by filburt1, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. filburt1

    filburt1 Peasant

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    I see you can do partitioning in Disk Utility.

    1. Uh, how? Everything's disabled...
    2. Does using Disk Utility destroy data on existing partitions when resizing a partition? The end goal is to split up my current partition on my iBook into one big one and one much smaller one.
     
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    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    you'd have to boot off the OS X CD and partition, but that'd erase your volume.
     
  3. filburt1

    filburt1 Peasant

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    Any nondestructive way to do it, like PartitionMagic can on the PC?
     
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    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    partition magic only works if you use their HD drivers if i remember right, so you'd have to do the initial format with it anyway..

    to answer your question: nope.
     
  5. filburt1

    filburt1 Peasant

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    Nuts.
     
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    I just got a new HD for my quicksilver and partitioned it. It was quite easy, but your problem is how to do it without formatting the disk entirely. Logically if the largest file you have on that HD was smaller than that partition space, it wouldnt matter. But I am sure there are tech problems in doing so.
    anyone care to add to that?
     
  7. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    progs like partition magic can create new partitions out of free space on the drive so existing files aren't a problem.
     
  8. filburt1

    filburt1 Peasant

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    If by free space you mean unpartitioned, then that doesn't help since Apple just made the whole drive one big partition.

    Free files...well I have about 6 GB free so that should be fine.
     
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    Why do you want partitions?

    I have one 80 gig partition. Just create folders, jeez.
     
  10. Strader

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    If your OS craps out you can transfer some of your files to the other partition and reinstall more easily.
     
  11. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    yeah, i'm pretty sure it's only unallocated space. you will need to format to create multiple partitions.
     
  12. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    PartitionMagic royally screws journaled filesystems anyway, so don't feel bad.
     

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