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

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    #1
    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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

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