Disk Utility - Formatting a partition without erasing the whole drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by utradar, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. utradar macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2008
    I've been backing up my Powerbook G4 for a few months using Time Machine to an external firewire drive with two partitions; one for the backups, and a much larger one for all my music, video, pictures, etc. I got a new mac mini over the weekend and I want to format the Time Machine partition without erasing the one with all my other files so I can start backing up the Mini.

    Is this possible using Disk Utility? If so, how?

    Both computers are running Leopard.

  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    1) Open Disk Utility.
    2) Click the partition.
    3) Click the Erase tab.
    4) Click the Erase button.

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