Disk Utility HELP!

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  1. lg251 macrumors 6502

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    I just bought a 1TB Lacie d2 Quadra and want to partition it in 2 partitions. As said in the instructions, if you want more than 32 GB on my "PC" partition I need to use Mac's disk utility.

    The thing is I don't have the option to partition in NTFS, only MAC OS extended (journaled, etc..) and FAT32. But I need a lot more than 32 GB for my PC stuff. Now how can I do that? I need to backup some stuff from my Windows XP (bootcamp) really soon! And I want to be able to plug it in another PC and be able to transfer both ways. How can I get the NTFS partition option with disk utility? or is there other softwares for that??

    In all what I want is about 500 GB for MAC and 500 GB for PC (NTFS)!

    Thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    NTFS formatting in Mac OS X is not supported like HFS+ formatting is not supported in Windows.

    You need MacFuse + NTFS-3g to do so in Mac OS X. They are free.
     
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    One last thing! I just installed both but when I partition it, it says :

    Partition error, File system Formatter Failed!???
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    What partition type have you selected?

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    via Options when you size our partitions, before you hit format/erase/partition
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  6. lg251 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    master boot record!

    (Mac OS extended Journaled)
    (NTFS 3G)
     
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    what was I suppose to select? master boot or ????
     

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