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mangoman
May 16, 2003, 08:04 AM
I've recently wiped my drive. Reset the 60GB drive as follows (numbers are approximate):

55 GB: OSX Partition
5 GB: OS9 Partition

I never want to boot into OS9 again, but there's this horrible program called Quark that I have to fire up once every 3 or 4 months, so...

ANYhoo, my LAST partition setup looked like this:

10 GB: OSX
45 GB: General Data
5 GB: OS9

I liked this last setup. 'Felt' like OSX ran quicker and I've heard on different threads that a small partition for OSX is ideal. Problem is, I'm a gaming slut, and that llittle partition fills up quick with games like Medal of Honor, WolfenHo, Tony Hawk... You get the picture. If I reverted back to this old partition setup, could I install my GAMES on that 45 GB partition and run 'em successfully?

OK> I'm done rambling...

melchior
May 16, 2003, 09:12 AM
there are people who partition their drive then redirect say, your Applications folder to that other drive. you can redirect your Users folder to another partition too.

take a gander at macosxhints.com (http://www.macosxhints.com) which has lots of goodies and several topics on this particular idea. specifically here (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20010619195610633&query=move+home+dir)

Kwyjibo
May 16, 2003, 09:12 AM
1GB: Swap Disk ~seems to help a little
10GB: Macintosh HD ~OSX and apps
18GB: Junk ~Data, unstable/use occasionally apps, itunes, download Bittorrents and documents.

caveman_uk
May 16, 2003, 09:14 AM
I have two partitions on both my machines. I have a partition with OS X and the applications etc on it and a second large partition for my files (my ~ directory). I'm an old 'Linux Lag' so I'm used to having different partitions for different things. Note I don't have that nasty OS 9 on any of my machines....;)

senseibiz
May 16, 2003, 09:27 AM
I have two partitions, 2 gigs for OS 9 and 78 gigs for OS X

yzedf
May 16, 2003, 09:31 AM
192MB swap
4GB system
almost 6GB data / user stuff

mangoman
May 16, 2003, 09:35 AM
Originally posted by senseibiz
I have two partitions, 2 gigs for OS 9 and 78 gigs for OS X

Been using that setup for a while with no probs?

melchior
May 16, 2003, 09:56 AM
Originally posted by caveman_uk
I have two partitions on both my machines. I have a partition with OS X and the applications etc on it and a second large partition for my files (my ~ directory). I'm an old 'Linux Lag' so I'm used to having different partitions for different things. Note I don't have that nasty OS 9 on any of my machines....;)

you might like this (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20021011053443661&query=custom+mount) i'm too lazy and don't care, but it proves OS X is maturing to embrace it's UNIX base more.

senseibiz
May 16, 2003, 10:07 AM
Originally posted by mangoman
Been using that setup for a while with no probs?

I have been using it for a year now,
No problems at all.