02-21-2010, 05:15 PM
I'm moving from Leopard to Snow Leopard. I plan on reformatting my internal HD to create three bootable partitions:
1) Home Computer (surfing the net, emails etc)
2) Audio Computer (for Pro Tools, Logic etc)
3) Bootcamp for booting as a PC.
So, as long as I use my SL disc to access utilities and re-partition (having backed up all my data 1st!!!) as GUID/Mac OS Extended (Journaled) for each of the partitions I should be fine?
I'm assuming there are no issues to having two bootable Snow Leopard partitions on one HD?
Also, is there any advantage to choosing any of the other erase options (i.e. Zero Out Data, 7 pass erase or 35-pass erase)? Would these options allow my Snow leopard installs to be less fragmented on the drive? My thinking if I choose the 'don't erase data' option then my new SL installs will have to fragment themselves on the disc (I assume...).