Partitioning an Ipod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by bobbyroller, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    Is there a way that I can partition my ipod into 2 partitions. I need to because I sync my ipod with a mac, and at my job they use PC's and Windows does not read HFS partitions, so how can I Partition my ipod with one FAT 32 partition, and on HFS partition for Itunes?:confused:
     
  2. macrumors regular

    Prekesh

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    that would also be good for me, but you could just use fat32, OS X reads my windows partitioned iPod fine.
     
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    miles01110

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    Never tried this, but if you put it into disk mode (hold Menu + Select) on startup it functions just as any other external hard disk. You should be able to partition it in Disk utility.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    He's right. Format it for windows on a pc, and then sync it with your mac.
     
  5. H$R
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    H$R

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    Yes, that's what I would do. Not sure if making two partitions is even possible.

    Only thing: you won't be able to update the iPod's firmware through your Mac iTunes.

    If there's a firmware update in the future (you shouldn't really care when you have an older iPod model), you will have to make it through a Windows version of iTunes.
     

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