Partitioning on the MacBook

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by captainbrendo, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Mar 19, 2006
    #1
    Hi guys! I am a new mac user after years and years on pc's. Definitely liking the OSX! experience!! Anyways, I still must use XP for some stuff. I just have a few questions about mac partitioning.

    1.) Are there any programs out there that can manage partitions without deleteing them??
    2.) Has anyone attempted to resize, or create a new partition and install XP on it??

    Basically I would like to install XP without wiping my hard drive; is there a way to do this??

    Thanks in advance for any help
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Steve1496

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    Apr 21, 2004
    #2
    In order to make a new partition you need to format.
     
  3. Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #3
    There are apps that will add/remove/resize partitions on the fly (check for them on VersionTracker). I don't trust things fiddling with my partition map. Beyond that, I think you'll find that before you attempt to install Windows XP on another partition that you're going to want to back every thing up. ANd if you do THAT, then you should just erase the drive and create partitions the safe way.
     

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