Diskpartition apps, hfs+, ext3 and fat32 needed

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  1. cluthz macrumors 68040

    cluthz

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    Is there any good (and perhaps free) diskpartition programs for macosx (10.3)?
    I have both yellowdog linux and macos x on this drive.
    First i partioned 40gb (out of 56gb) to macosx and installed it,
    then i installed yd linux on the next 10gb.
    I still have 6 GB unused, but Disk Utility cant see it or partition it...
    I want to partition the last 6gb as Fat32, then both ydl and macosx could use it without problems (hfs+ sharing is a bit dangerous with linux, poor write impletation)

    My current partition map:

    40gb Mac Os (hfs+)
    10gb YD Linux (ext3)
    6gb FREE and unusable at the moment!!

    i know that i could use pdisk in linux, but i think its a bit risky...
    i've ruined partition maps in linux before....
     
  2. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

    ChrisFromCanada

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    I too would like a disk utility that could format to fat32.

    EDIT: After searching the forums, I think OS X's disk utility might be able to format fat32 but I can't seem to find it right now.

    EDIT 2: Ok I figured it out. You can't format one disk to contain both HFS and Fat32 but you could make a seperate drive use Fat32.

    You will notice in the partition tab in disk utility you cant select ms-dos but in erase or in the inital formatting process you can select ms-dos.

    I think im right but someone correct me if im wrong
     

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  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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