Proper Partitioning

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  1. TyleRomeo macrumors 6502a

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    Would I have any problems running Jaguar if I partition the 120GB hard drive after formatting into two drives.

    I would have one drive have 100GB and store any personal files there and leave the rest (at least 10GB) to run 10.2 and leave all applications there.

    Will I suffer from performance loss if my boot drive doesnt have tons of free GBs?

    If the 120GB hard drive crashes or I am forced to reinstall an OS will the personal files saved on the larger 100GB drive still be intact?
     
  2. cb911 macrumors 601

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    i'm going to partition this weekend. i don't know about loss of performance if you don't have lots of spare GB's on your OS X partition, but i'm making mine about 6GB.

    if the OS crashes, and it is a seperate partition, your documents on the second partition should be fine. at least i hope so, that's the only reason i'm going to all this trouble with partitioning.:rolleyes: :D
     
  3. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i'd like to keep my docs and whatnot off the os x partition.... but the home directory makes it tough... is there a way to redirect itunes and iphoto and such to other areas?

    has anyone found a good way to get around the home directory being used for everything?
     
  4. big macrumors 65816

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    Itunes has is folder selection in the command+Y (preferences) then click on advanced, then choose folder.

    I think iPhoto does the same
     
  5. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    move your home directory to another partition and leave an alias in its place (need root)
     
  6. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    thanks, ignore my question in the other thread then.... as i'mm guessing it'd be the same?

    if it's not, then respond. :p

    i'll try it and report back....


    iphoto doesn't have the folder selection option... that's what i was thinking of when i said itunes... word
     
  7. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Proper Partitioning

    just make chure you have at least about 400-1000 mbs free on the drive in which you are installing x..

    good luck!

    -f
     
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  9. TyleRomeo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Re: Proper Partitioning

    that wont be a problem. my main reason for doing a partition is so incase something does happen where i have to reinstall an OS i wont lose all my personal files on the larger partition. If the dual 1.25 comes with a 120GB drive, Im guessing after formatting and having all the preinstall software (including OSX.2) I will have about 110GB left. So to make a nice even numbers I would make my personal file partition (mp3s, FCP stuff, ect) 100GB which should last for a while. Then I would take the roughly 10GB left over and have all apps, extenstions, OSX and whatever else is just computer stuff that I dont value and have on restore CDs.

    So basically the 120GB drive becomes one 15GB boot drive with apps and 100GB for anything I actually value.

    tyler
     

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