Repartitioning tool?

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  1. Sic macrumors 6502

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    well, curiosity has finally gotten the better of me, and i want to try Linux. i have my Ubuntu install disc, now all's i need is a partition to install it on! can anyone recommend an app that will allow me to repartition my drive so that i don't have to reinstall OSX please? i don't fancy installing 2 OS's in one night!

    thank you :)
     
  2. applelabs macrumors member

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  3. mac-convert macrumors 6502a

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    You may want to give Parallels a try. It doesn't require partitioning, only disk space, and it runs as a virtual machine. You can get a trial copy - try it for a while.

    EDIT: and enough memory!
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Actually thinking about wont bootcamp partition the drive for you. Then you can install Linux on that partition.

    Just a possibility, free to try.
     
  5. applelabs macrumors member

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    Awesome! I never heard of that program.
     
  6. Mac Lad macrumors member

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    Hi there... I hope it's not too late... But if you haven't partitioned your disk, you might wanna check out this link:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=89960

    It's a disk partitioning using 'parted' utility in Ubuntu. Pretty simple and works for me!
     
  7. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Boot off your OS X install disc and use diskutil from the command line.
     

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