Creating a primary partition

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by weg, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. weg macrumors 6502a

    weg

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm unable to find out how I can create a primary partition on a USB stick using OS X (I could just go to my Windows or Linux machine and do it there, but it just annoys the hell out of me that I haven't been able to figure out how to do it on my Mac so far).

    I want to make one partition of the USB stick bootable (to keep a Windows 7 installation CD image on it) and use the rest of the USB stick for a data partition, but while the Disk utility allows me to generate two paritions, I can't find a setting that allows me to specify that one of them is primary.
     
  2. weg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    weg

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  3. chscag macrumors 68030

    chscag

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    That's great. Now all you have to do is get Windows (any version) to recognize that you have two partitions on the flash drive. :D

    Especially since Windows will only "see" the first partition on the flash drive and not the second or any others..... :eek:

    Regards.
     
  4. madog macrumors 65816

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    Disk Utility can do most of that, except format the partition to NTFS which I imagine is necessary for Win 7; which would be the most important part in this situation. :p
     

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