New Mac Drive - Reformat?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by SlowX, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. SlowX
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    macrumors member

    May 16, 2001
    New York, NY
    When OSX first came out people suggested reformatting drives on new Macs when they came from Apple to create OSX & OS9 partitions.

    Is that still the best way to go? If so, where can I find the latest "how to"?

    Or w/ Jaguar and machines that boot in OSX only is this no longer the way to go?

  2. wrldwzrd89
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    macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Your version of OSX is irrelevant as far as partitioning your hard drive goes. The determining factor is whether your Mac can boot OS 9. If it can, the recommendation is to make an OS X partition and an OS 9 partition. If it can't, there is no need to partition.
  3. chabig
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    macrumors 68030

    Sep 6, 2002
    Even on machines that can boot OS 9, I don't think there is a good reason to partition. I keep it simple--everything on one partition.


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