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SlowX
Apr 26, 2004, 05:52 AM
When OSX first came out people suggested reformatting drives on new Macs when they came from Apple to create OSX & OS9 partitions.

Is that still the best way to go? If so, where can I find the latest "how to"?

Or w/ Jaguar and machines that boot in OSX only is this no longer the way to go?

Thanks!

wrldwzrd89
Apr 26, 2004, 07:30 AM
When OSX first came out people suggested reformatting drives on new Macs when they came from Apple to create OSX & OS9 partitions.

Is that still the best way to go? If so, where can I find the latest "how to"?

Or w/ Jaguar and machines that boot in OSX only is this no longer the way to go?

Thanks!
Your version of OSX is irrelevant as far as partitioning your hard drive goes. The determining factor is whether your Mac can boot OS 9. If it can, the recommendation is to make an OS X partition and an OS 9 partition. If it can't, there is no need to partition.

chabig
Apr 26, 2004, 04:57 PM
Even on machines that can boot OS 9, I don't think there is a good reason to partition. I keep it simple--everything on one partition.

Chris