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    AlexN
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    Do you seperate your partitions?
    Most Windows users seperate their partitions, but I'm wondering if it's necessary to do that on Mac OS X? If so, which directory should I seperate? (ie, I put /usr on another partition on my Linux machine)

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    Do you seperate your partitions?
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    You really don't need to partition your disk. The folders/directories that will grow in size. is the application folder/directory and your home folder/directory. Unless you place your data else where.
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    What if I have two HDDs? What do PowerMac users who have two HDDs do?

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    Do you seperate your partitions?
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    I would use the second disk as a scratch area and a data disk. Since I edit video. I would use the second disk for my video data.
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    Do you seperate your partitions?

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    I have 2 HDD's as well, and use the one that came in the system for the Main OS to use. I use my Data Drive for Music, Photos, Video's and video editing stuff as well.

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    AlexN
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    How do you do that? Since all your video, music data should be in /usr, and that's where it grows as the number of users grows.

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    Do you seperate your partitions?

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    Well in Itunes, you point it to the directory you want to use. IE, Data Backup:mp3 <-- THis is where all my music is stored.
    iPhoto is the same way, I dont import them over, I point to where they are located.
    Im the only person using my Mac, so I only have 1 user.

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    Jordan23
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    Can somebody explain partitions, and permissions thing to me?
    I am New baby with this Mac stuff

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    Do you seperate your partitions?
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    The easiest thing to do is a google search. I looked and found a couple for you.

    Understanding file permissions on Unix: a brief tutorial
    Intro to Unix: File Permissions

    What is a hard disk partition?
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    Do you seperate your partitions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexN
    What if I have two HDDs? What do PowerMac users who have two HDDs do?
    I have 3 160GB HDDs (1 being external). I use the other 2 for scratch (as posted), back-ups, music, saved documents and so on. But one HD (External) is mainly for my photography work, movies, and production & logo work. I don't partition them. I guess that would be personal preference.
    TJ

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