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OS 10.4 - Add Partition


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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
/dev/disk0
#: 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.

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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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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.
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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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