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    Partition Problem, Experts Needed!!!
    Hello,

    I've been cracking my head trying to figure this one out. I purchased an IMAC with Leopard OS installed about a year ago. I partitioned the HD and installed Tiger to run the music software, Pro Tools. Everything has been well for the year but I now want to make a 3rd partition. I go to disk utilities and go through the partition process with no luck:

    I tried to partition through the Leopard OS and it says:

    Partition Failed

    Partition failed with the error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.

    I went to the First Aid tab, clicked the 'repair disk permissions' and 'verify disk permissions' tabs and everything was repaired but still no luck. Then...

    I tried to partition through the Tiger OS and it says:

    This disk contains the start up volume and can't be partitioned.

    I'm out of ideas. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Member Since
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    IMAC 500 GB 4 GB RAM
    Partition Issue. Please Help.
    Hello,

    I've been cracking my head trying to figure this one out. I purchased an IMAC with Leopard OS installed about a year ago. I partitioned the HD and installed Tiger to run the music software, Pro Tools. Everything has been well for the year but I now want to make a 3rd partition. I go to disk utilities and go through the partition process with no luck:

    I tried to partition through the Leopard OS and it says:

    Partition Failed

    Partition failed with the error: Filesystem verify or repair failed.

    I went to the First Aid tab, clicked the 'repair disk permissions' and 'verify disk permissions' tabs and everything was repaired but still no luck. Then...

    I tried to partition through the Tiger OS and it says:

    This disk contains the start up volume and can't be partitioned.

    I'm out of ideas. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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