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    Can't partition need +HFX

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    Can't partition need +HFX
    I have no idea what or how to get it on my Mac. It asks for it every time. New installation on an iMac.

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    Will assume you're booting from the OS X disc to install on a new drive.

    Try this tutorial - what you're looking for is 'Mac OS Extended (Journaled)' as shown there.
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    No it's installed already. I'm trying to partition and cannot due to this error. +HFS is not installed or something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex999 View Post
    ... New installation on an iMac.
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    No it's installed already.
    Sorry, but I'm totally lost at this point.

    I'm trying to partition and cannot due to this error. +HFS is not installed or something similar.
    Trying to partition what, from where and what asks for it?
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    OK it's a new installation 2 days ago. When I try to use the disk utility to partition the drive in two I get this message.
    File system support needed such as HFS+ with journaling enabled.

    The drive is already in Mac OS extended (journaled)

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    Are you sure the drive is formatted as HFS Extended Journaled? And that you're doing it correctly? Take a screenshot and post it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex999 View Post
    OK it's a new installation 2 days ago. When I try to use the disk utility to partition the drive in two I get this message.
    File system support needed such as HFS+ with journaling enabled.

    The drive is already in Mac OS extended (journaled)
    In order to partition you will need to boot from the Apple supplied or over the counter OSX DVD. Partitioning will destroy your current system and all of your documents. Period. You need to select the type of file format you want from the drop down menu in the format tab of Disc utility. Select HFS+ (Journaled), then go to the partition tab and set up your partitions as desired. Once that is done and you format the partitions you will be able to install a new copy os OSX.

    There are third party apps that will allow you to partition your drive without wiping everything out. Never having used any of them I will allow others to make suggestions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by baggss View Post
    In order to partition you will need to boot from the Apple supplied or over the counter OSX DVD. Partitioning will destroy your current system and all of your documents. Period. You need to select the type of file format you want from the drop down menu in the format tab of Disc utility. Select HFS+ (Journaled), then go to the partition tab and set up your partitions as desired. Once that is done and you format the partitions you will be able to install a new copy os OSX.

    There are third party apps that will allow you to partition your drive without wiping everything out. Never having used any of them I will allow others to make suggestions.
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    Can't partition need +HFX

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    Here are 3 snaps, 2 of disk utility and one of ipartition demo. Hope this helps.
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    Hello,

    I posted three snaps the other day and I never heard from anyone. I’ve tried partitioning from the installation disk and got the same message. I then reformatted the whole drive to Mac OSX journaled since HFS + was not in the drop list and I still keep getting the same message.

    I have an empty formatted drive that can’t be partitioned to HFS because the option is not available in the drop list. Anyone have any ideas?

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    FYI, Mac OS Extended (Journaled) is HFS+

    What format are you selecting for the bootcamp partition? What happens if you try and make the whole disc one Mac OS partition?

    What kind of Mac is this?


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    OK it's a new 27in iMac with a 1TB drive. I did partition to Mac OS (journaled) This what it's been formatted to all along but partitioning attempts all fail producing that error message. Even from the installation disk. Bootcamp is now gone but it was NTFS and I had no problems with it.

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    Ok, so it fails even when you make it one Mac OS Extended partition then? What format are you selecting for Bootcamp?

    What I am driving at is if you are going to boot a Windows sessions from the bootcamp partition it has to be NTFS but NTFS is not a selectable format for the Mac. You have to partition it with the Bootcamp utility (or so I am told). Maybe THAT is what is failing and holding the whole thing up.


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    I removed bootcamp and formatted the whole drive from the DVD. No change to the problem It's formatted to Mac OS as always but I still get the same message.

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    Post another pic with just one OSX partition.


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