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  1. #1

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    Jan 22, 2007
    Add Partition
    Is it possible in os 10.4 to add a partition to a hard drive.
    I have an 80 gb drive with 50gb used for my os, i want to make a 30 gb fat32 partition. Is this possible?

    computer-name:~ James$ diskutil list
    #: type name size identifier
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *74.5 GB disk0
    1: EFI 200.0 MB disk0s1
    2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 49.4 GB disk0s2

    you will note 25gb of free space, this is the space i want to add a partition to.


  2. #2

    Member Since
    Jan 27, 2007
    With bootcamp assistant this is quite easy. And can be done. But you'll need the 30 GB free to do it. And it's also a good idea to leave a few GBs free in your OS X partition. The system seems to run better that way.

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    Jun 20, 2007
    Land of Rising Sun
    in 80GB disk you wont have entire 80GB usable. It's about 74-75GB only. You can check that from disk utility. In this if you make a partition of the entire free space then you might get startup disk full pop-ups.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2007
    i realise this...
    i just want to know HOW, how do i create a partition in that free space without destroying the mac osx (disk0s2) partition or the refit (disk0s1) partition.

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