Partitioning external HD

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Ziggyzee, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. Ziggyzee macrumors member

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    Speaking of back-up I want to partition an external HD to b-up my mac. Does osx have any software to do this or must I use 3rd party.

    I'm going to dive in to this os and being this is new to me thought it be good idea.
     
  2. maclova macrumors newbie

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    ever tried *disk utility* in the *utilities* folder ? :p :rolleyes: ;)
     
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    There's very little point to partitioning, that said i find it handy for organization. Drive Setup will do it for you... Of course you have to reformat the whole drive while doing it.. You can select the size of the partitions fairly well, then one click, 10 seconds and it's done.

    Drive Setup is in your Utilities folder.

    :)
    pnw
     
  4. Ziggyzee thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope, never knew it existed. Must have missed it from the great manual Apple gives you!

    Thx for quick responses!!!
     
  5. maclova macrumors newbie

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    LoL ! thats cuz you really dont need to be a rocket scientist to look at the *utils* folder and find out that there are quiete helpful apps in there (also called *utilites*)

    anywho... its been a pleasure helping someone (althought im not beaing helped very well :mad: )

    -MACLOVA :)
     
  6. Ziggyzee thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, I see. I should be able to pick up a new OS that I have never seen before until last week and know all the in and outs of it.

    How stupid of me!:(
     

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