Partitioning for second OS

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by PuterSaurus, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. PuterSaurus macrumors member

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    I'm running my PowerBook as it came from the factory. I'd like to create a new partition to install Tiger to play with it. Since switching two years ago, I've never had a reason to create a new partition so therefore I'm a little unfamiliar with it exactly how it's done.

    I know that in order to create a new partition I must boot from my Panther install disk and go into disk utility and create the new partition. However, will this wipe out my current OS & data on this partition or simply reduce the size of it? Installing Tiger is not that important if I have to do a complete backup and reinstall of Panther.
     
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....there are now 2 utilities that will let you partition "non-destructively" - iPartition and Volumeworks but it is still HIGHLY recommended that you backup before using them. I would suspect that a legit developer with a legit copy of Tiger would know all about partitoning though.......oh yeah!
     
  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    As a developer, don't you have a special Mac to run your betas on?
     

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