Do You Partition? I'll show you mine if you show me yours.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mangoman, May 16, 2003.

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    mangoman

    #1
    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...
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    melchior

    #2
    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 which has lots of goodies and several topics on this particular idea. specifically here
     
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    Kwyjibo

    #3
    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.
     
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    caveman_uk

    #4
    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....;)
     
  5. macrumors regular

    #5
    I have two partitions, 2 gigs for OS 9 and 78 gigs for OS X
     
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    yzedf

    #6
    need bigger hdd...

    192MB swap
    4GB system
    almost 6GB data / user stuff
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

    mangoman

    #7
    Been using that setup for a while with no probs?
     
  8. macrumors 65816

    melchior

    #8
    you might like this i'm too lazy and don't care, but it proves OS X is maturing to embrace it's UNIX base more.
     
  9. macrumors regular

    #9
    I have been using it for a year now,
    No problems at all.
     

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