Minimum OS X Disk Partion Size?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bobber205, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    I'm trying to get a big enough partition to put WoW on. (How big should I make it and still have maybe 1 gig left?)

    Bootcamp won't let me make the OS X partion any smaller than 5 gig. Why is this? I was going to make it small just for the time being, to see if I got better performance out of WoW under XP.

    EDIT: Could it be because I have a firmware password?

    EDIT2: I tried disabling my firmware password, but it's still giving me that error.
     
  2. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Talk About Stupid

    See pic.

    Now I've got to back up all my files to get WoW on windows. Any comments on this?

    It's a good thing I have the cds to do it. :D
     

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  3. jhu macrumors 6502a

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    why would the size of the windows partition matter to the performance of wow?
     
  4. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The partition size is limited to a certain fraction of the total for some reason. Perhaps one of the third-party partitioning tools could do it for you. I know you could make very small partitions using OS 9's utility.
     
  6. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Turns out my disk is so fragmented it can't find a big enough chunk.

    So I'm copying all of my music and video files and everything else I can't get again onto a local computer with lots of HD space left and I'll just reinstall.
     
  7. furious macrumors 65816

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    minimum boot-camp size is 5gb i think. so that the amount of space you would need. a buy an external hdd to keep the movies on. saves tons of space.
     
  8. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Any suggestions for the frugal shopper on the HD?
     
  9. knome macrumors 6502

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    windows takes up 3.5 just to install. I suggest atleast 15 gigs.
     

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