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

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

  1. macrumors 6502a


    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


    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 which has lots of goodies and several topics on this particular idea. specifically here
  3. macrumors 68040


    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.
  4. Guest


    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

    I have two partitions, 2 gigs for OS 9 and 78 gigs for OS X
  6. macrumors 65816


    need bigger hdd...

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


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


    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

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

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