archive and install question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JonD25, May 24, 2006.

  1. JonD25 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2006
    If I wanted to repartition my hard drive, could I do an archive and install and install my system on one partition and put everything else on the second partition, including all the archived files? My external hard drive has some important stuff on it at the moment, and I won't be able to use it to back everything up until after I get it done with what's on there and burn it to dvds.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I don't think an archive & install will let you repartition. It'll have to be a full reformat and install. :eek:

    Of course, hopefully I'm wrong. :)
  3. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    No, repartitioning a drive with disk utility erases absolutely everything on the drive.

    That said, there is one or two programs around that will let you repartition and leave the data on it. However, they are commercial software and run at about $50 I think.
  4. JonD25 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2006
    Do these programs work for Intel Macs? I might consider them if they do. I know that Boot Camp does it. Is Apple planning on integrating this capability any time soon?

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