Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Theta138, Nov 29, 2002.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2002
    I just got my first mac! I am so pleased with it! Whoo hoo!

    PowerBook G4
    1GB RAM
    60 GB HD
    Combo Drive
    Extra Battery
    Cisco 350 Aironet wireless card

    Do you all know how to repartition the hardrive so I can get rid of that OS9 part?
    Oh, and how do I uninstall programs?
  2. macrumors 65816

    Royal Pineapple

    Re: Repartition?

    partitioning can be done in the Disk Utility (Applications/Utilitys/DiskUtility)
    you might want to keep OS9 in case you have problems with 10, trust me its worth having

    to un install most programs you would drag the icon to the trash can, no more no less.

    Hopoe you injoy your mac experance
  3. macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    if you want to get rid of the OS 9 part, you could just format your HD, then re-install just OS X.

    it is a good idea to do a proper partition though. i have 5 seperate partitions and i don't know how i survived without them. you can partition all from the OS X CD. if you want to know all the in's & out's of partitioning, just say and i'll do my best to explain.

    and to uninstall you can go back into the program installer, and in some of them they have an uninstall option. if they don't you can just drag the programs to the trash.:)
  4. macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    look, keep OS9. i thought i would never need it, then i needed to wathc a zon1 DVD. i live in aussie and i needed o=OS9 to flash the SD over the RPC-1. there is an OSX utility for controlling it but i had to do native OS9 not classic.

    btw, seperate partition for OS9 on the same HDD is the best option with the most options for controlling where you boot to.

    my $0.345 (aussie dollar)
  5. macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    OS 9 could be useful... but if you have to have it, it would be better to have it on a seperate partition.

    are you serious!?!? it ain't that bad!:eek: ;) :D

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