Formatting question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dale Cooper, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. Dale Cooper macrumors regular

    Dale Cooper

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    I have just partitioned my harddisk, to make Linux-partition in addition to the standard Tiger partition. But I formatted it to HFS+ (Extended) file system, while it should have been HFS (Standard). Is there any way I can change the file system on my linux-partition without touching my Tiger-partition? It would surely make my day.
     
  2. mklos macrumors 68000

    mklos

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    There may be a utility that will do that in Linux. I don't believe you can do that inside of Mac OS X without re-formatting both partitions. There is a utility called DiskStudio by Macromedia (makes of TechTool Pro) that will do just this as well as many other things. I does the same things are PartitionMagic on the PC side.

    http://www.micromat.com/diskstudio/ds_introduction.html
     
  3. Dale Cooper thread starter macrumors regular

    Dale Cooper

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    Well, I tried DiskStudio, but it only thing it will let me do, is to erase my external HD (and that won't do no good). It won't let me touch neither of the partitions on my internal HD.
     

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