i-mac G3 - Is My Drive Repartitioned?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gregorymorris, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. gregorymorris macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2006
    Hi, I have OS9.2 currently installed and
    would like to install OSX. However, I have
    a few programs that I can no longer find
    the discs for (Photoshop, Word, etc) and
    they are installed on OS9.2 - and I want to
    keep them. I've read about partitioning the
    drive and installing OSX with OS9 - my
    System Profiler tells me this: "MAC OS
    PARTITIONS: 1" Does this mean that my
    drive is already partitioned into two or
    does it mean that it is not partitioned at
    all? What are my options here? Any help
    would be great. I just don't want to loose
    those programs. Thanks.
  2. shifuimam macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2006
    If it says "MAC OS PARTITIONS: 1", I'm guessing that means one partition...

    Your hard drive can't magically repartition itself. Unless you have more than one hard drive showing up in the Finder, it's one partition on one drive.

    You also cannot repartition a hard drive without wiping the data, unless you use third-party (commercial) software. You *might* try the GParted LiveCD (google it), but I don't think that there's a PowerPC version available..

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