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TiGeuse
Jul 12, 2002, 12:48 AM
i got this thing all screwed up and am going to wipe it clean here i a few minutes and am wondering if i should put two partions on it....ti 667 30/512?? gonna run 9 in the classic environment after i get everything set up in 9 i'll install 10. 2 partions, how big??? hurry, please! last b/u disc allmost Soup!

Rower_CPU
Jul 12, 2002, 12:50 AM
Don't bother with partitions. OS 9 and X run just fine on the same partition.:)

TiGeuse
Jul 12, 2002, 01:39 AM
o.k.

evildead
Jul 12, 2002, 11:06 AM
I would advise you use a dedicated swap partition and if you work with larg grapics or Video files, you may want to make a nother partiton for a scratch disk so help cut down on disk fragmentation. I have 2 drives in my Quicksliver ( I realise that its not possible for your Ti)

Drive 0: OSX/OS9
Drive 2:

/swap # dedicatied swap partiton
/emt # emergency OS X disk (bootable)
/projects # large file storage and scratch disk


you only have one drive so you wont see any proformance by reading from one drive and writing to the other drive at the same time, but it will cut down on disk fragmentation. I can help you with the swap partiton if you want to do it (so could many people here)

-evildead

sparkleytone
Jul 12, 2002, 11:47 AM
what kind of performance increase are you seeing with a dedicated swap partition?? how big is the partition?? this is somewhat interesting, since it is unix and all.

AlphaTech
Jul 12, 2002, 12:22 PM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
Don't bother with partitions. OS 9 and X run just fine on the same partition.:)

I second that motion... I have never had ANY issues running both OS X and 9 from the same drive and partition. The seperate partitions were needed (questionable, since I successfully installed the PB on the same partition as OS 9) back in the public beta days. Since OS X went non-beta, it is NOT needed at all.

There are still people that swear by it, but I have heard more people swearing because of it. :eek: :D

Rower_CPU
Jul 12, 2002, 12:42 PM
I've tried swap partitions and I haven't really seen much improvement in performance.

A backup partition is a good idea, if you don't have anywhere else to back things up to.

sparkleytone
Jul 12, 2002, 02:04 PM
wtg 3lbs baby!!

Rower_CPU
Jul 12, 2002, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by sparkleytone
wtg 3lbs baby!!

Aww, shucks...someone noticed!:D

AlphaTech
Jul 12, 2002, 02:14 PM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU


Aww, shucks...someone noticed!:D

Noticed what??? :eek: :p :D :cool:

Rower_CPU
Jul 12, 2002, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by AlphaTech
Noticed what??? :eek: :p :D :cool:

Ha! :D :p :rolleyes:

jelloshotsrule
Jul 12, 2002, 02:50 PM
out of curiosity, how do you set up a partition/drive as a swap drive?

i just reformatted so i wno't be doing this any time soon... but once you create the partition, what then?

word

3 pounds and only a million more to go.

Rower_CPU
Jul 12, 2002, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
out of curiosity, how do you set up a partition/drive as a swap drive?

i just reformatted so i wno't be doing this any time soon... but once you create the partition, what then?

word

3 pounds and only a million more to go.

Here's the info I used when I tried:
http://www.resexcellence.com/hack_html_01/09-14.01.html


cold, man...real cold...

AlphaTech
Jul 12, 2002, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
cold, man...real cold...

You really shouldn't be surprised you know... I am a cruel, heartless bastard after all... :D And I LIKE IT!!! Muahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaa

jelloshotsrule
Jul 12, 2002, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by AlphaTech
You really shouldn't be surprised you know... I am a cruel, heartless bastard after all... :D And I LIKE IT!!! Muahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaa

could be wrong, but i think he was talking to me...

given my 3 pounds a million more to go jab.


row-dog. i is not one to talk. thanks for the link. will check it

AlphaTech
Jul 12, 2002, 03:57 PM
I guess that the lack of coffee has done a number on me today... :eek: :eek: :eek: :D

britboy
Jul 12, 2002, 03:58 PM
I like to keep 9 and X on their own partition. Not because there's any major performance boost, but simply because that way i don't have to bother remember to change the start-up disk when rebooting, and can just hold down the alt key. Lazy of me, i know, but....each to their own.


Ha ha! Rower's getting all sensitive about his weight :p

AlphaTech
Jul 12, 2002, 04:03 PM
Yeah, you are lazy there bb... Even by American standards, that's lazy. :eek: :eek: :eek:

Rower_CPU
Jul 12, 2002, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by britboy
...

Ha ha! Rower's getting all sensitive about his weight :p

Go get your teeth checked!:p :D

AlphaTech
Jul 12, 2002, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
Go get your teeth checked!:p :D

I think he is just pissed that he doesn't have anything under that small hat that is in his tar... :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :D

Rower_CPU
Jul 12, 2002, 04:18 PM
Originally posted by AlphaTech
I think he is just pissed that he doesn't have anything under that small hat that is his tar... :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :D

Yeah, he's definitely overcompensating for something there.:p :D

AlphaTech
Jul 12, 2002, 04:21 PM
Well, we all know how the brits can be some sick f*cks when it comes to their sexual organs... :eek: :eek: :eek: :D

jelloshotsrule
Jul 12, 2002, 04:48 PM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU


Go get your teeth checked!:p :D

it's like i've died and gone to the macrumors of a month ago.....

ie, a better place

mmcneil
Jul 12, 2002, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
out of curiosity, how do you set up a partition/drive as a swap drive?


take a look here
http://homepage.mac.com/andymoraitis
OSX Swap Information and More
If you can't find it there i have all the documentation in PDF form.

It is most beneficial if you have two drives, but does help with a partition - just keeps things from being fragmented. I also keep a small boot system on the swap partition so I can do maintenance on the main partition.

mmmdreg
Jul 13, 2002, 03:06 AM
I got 3 partitions on my 40giger...
ĽOSX
ĽUsers
ĽOther (OS9 for a while + backup and other stuff)

TiGeuse
Jul 13, 2002, 04:23 PM
after about six hours and 18 cdr's later i am backed up. 9.2 is on the first 5gb of a 30gb ibm in ti 667/512. i haven't worked in 9 for a long time, and let me tell you those finder windows are jumping around like catfish on a.... (i really can't believe the difference, and the difference when it freezes, too. Ha! i have decided to keep this drive the way it is and use the big partition to store backup stuff on. i ordered one of the battery/fw/usb 2.5 enclosures from firewire direct. it is on sale for 80 dollars. now i am going to get a 32 or 42 ibm?? drive to put in the tibook and partion according to the above iDisc instructions. Here I go to start looking for what to get. i want the fast, quiet hard drive, so it doesn't interfere with the soulfull sttrains of the tibook's cooling fan on it's highest setting. thanks for all the input... toshiba?... no, ibm, i think they make those 32 and 42's that are faster (fluid bearing?) but i think they are thicker than 9.5, or .3 or, whatever?? oh well, here i go to look, if anybody want's to share their opionion... i'll be bach.

evildead
Jul 15, 2002, 08:37 AM
Originally posted by sparkleytone
what kind of performance increase are you seeing with a dedicated swap partition?? how big is the partition?? this is somewhat interesting, since it is unix and all.

Sorry I couldnt respon sooner. I was in your part of the world over the weeked (NY) and did not have interent access plus I had better things to do :) I seem to have an increas in proformace from using a swap partition but its not as big as the proformace bost my friend got after I did his box. He as a pismo Powerbook running OS 9 and X. He had a big proformace boost when I set it up for him. For me, I get the biggst proformance boots from having 2 drives and using one as a scratch disk with working with large files like iMovie and photo shope files. It's much faster to read from one disk and write to another disk. Read and wrties an take place at the same time that way.

-evildead