disk partitioning without formatting

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ilnyckyj, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. ilnyckyj macrumors member

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    I have about 30 gigs free on the 80 gig drive in my powerbook. I'd like to make a 5 gig partition in the space I have free without deleting any of the stuff that's on it already. I want the partition to put on a linux installation, but i don't want to reinstall os x, or lose any of my current data.
     
  2. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    Via google.
     
  3. ilnyckyj thread starter macrumors member

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    umm, any FREE solutions? that thing is $50
     
  4. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I have tried to find some free once too, but no luck. I wish Apple would ad this feature to the Disk Utility.

    From what I have read, some Linux installation are able to dynamically resize and partition your hard drive, like gparted program. I know it can resize windows formated drives, just not sure if it can HSF Extended.
     
  5. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    well, it's a funny thing about technology; if you want certain functions, you sometimes have to pony up up some cash for people's work.

    it took me 15 secs. to find it, so you can add free to the end of the search and do your own research.

    BTW, you're welcome.
     

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