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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    ... I think one could have two partitions on the hardware, one formatted for HFS+ and the other for APFS.
    I guess after 21 years of Mac OS Extended (Journaled)...and not doing much multiple formatting on the same drive (different formats on different partitions)...having two different macOS formats on the same drive is a bit foreign.

    But yeah...if one drive partition can be Mac OS Extended (Journaled)...and a 2nd partition be APFS...cool...that works perfect! I'll have to get on that ASAP...and give it a try!

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    @Nick
    Thanks for bringing up the APFS issue. I had not thought of that although that's yet another reason to need to know which OS versions the OP is using.

    @Jake I haven't been able to get BootCamp working properly since maybe Sierra so the following i strictly for my edification: When you set up the NTFS partition i it actually a separate partition or is it a container as APFS calls them? I suspect which it is depends upon how you create the partition.
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    Sly, I can't speak to Bootcamp. Don't use it. Tried it once, didn't like it, moved to Parallels instead and run Windows as a guest. As for the two partitions, I will see if I can find the article I read on how to have two partitions, one HFS+ and one APFS, on a single drive. As I recall, you partitioned the drive into two using the older version of Disk Utility, formatting one of them for HFS+ and installing the OS, then booted from a USB drive, used Disk Utility to select the unformatted partition and formatted it with APFS. Might be some other details in there, but that's what I remember. I do a bit of searching to see if I can find it again and get the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    As for the two partitions, I will see if I can find the article I read on how to have two partitions, one HFS+ and one APFS, on a single drive.
    I did a brief amount of searching earlier today on this...but it was by no means an exhaustive search.

    Your earlier example of having Windows & macOS on the same drive (separate partitions)...was a perfect example. Thus HFS+ and APFS should also be possible on the same drive (different partitions).

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    I'm pretty sure you're right about how to set that second partition up. I remember reading something like that.

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    I did find a writeup, but it's on a hackintosh site, so I won't link to it. Basically, you do the hardware partitioning from the older system as I said, then install into one partition whatever you want as an OS, then into the other partition install Mojave. The Mojave install should reformat the Mojave partition to APFS, leave the other alone. To choose which to boot, hold down Option as it boots and select the one you want.
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