installing parallels...hd partitioning

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jvaska, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. jvaska macrumors 6502

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    i am seting up a new macbook and i am not sure how to partition things. we have a 120g drive...i want a partition that could hold osx and xp...if this is correct. but what might be a good size for this?

    will 40g be enough?

    is there anything else i should consider?
     
  2. After G macrumors 68000

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    I think 40 G is good. Give more to the system you will use more :D
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i dont think parallels needs partitioning, only bootcamp does
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Exactly correct. Parallels can just use a big file on your OSX partition as a "virtual partition" to run Windows (or Linux) from. It can even compress this file so it's smaller than the actual size reported to Windows.
     
  5. After G macrumors 68000

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    Oops, thought the OP wanted to use Bootcamp with Parallels. I hear that a lot lately.
     

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