Creating a Partition on External HDD

skibob1027

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Original poster
Feb 8, 2006
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Illinois
EDIT: I moved this from the "Mac Basics and Help" forum - thought it fit better here.

In Mac OSX, how do I create a partition on an unused part of an external hard drive? Half of my 250 GB hard drive is an NFTS partition, and I would like to format the other half for Mac. I'm new to Mac, however, so I'm lost on where to look.

BTW, if this is a repeated topic, I'm sorry, I tried searching the forums but could only find stuff on boot camp.

Any help is much appreciated!
 

skibob1027

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Feb 8, 2006
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Illinois
Found Disk Utility - but now I don't know how to create a partition on my external HDD w/o erasing the already existing Window partition. Is there a help file on this anywhere within OSX?
 

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Oct 21, 2003
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You cannot create a new partition with Disk Utility w/o erasing your current partition scheme (and therefore your data).

You have to use 3rd party ($pay) software.

User be warned, I would never trust my data to any app that changes the partition on the fly.

iPartition & VolumeWorks are 2 of the 3rd party partition editors.