Diskpartition apps, hfs+, ext3 and fat32 needed

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cluthz, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    Is there any good (and perhaps free) diskpartition programs for macosx (10.3)?
    I have both yellowdog linux and macos x on this drive.
    First i partioned 40gb (out of 56gb) to macosx and installed it,
    then i installed yd linux on the next 10gb.
    I still have 6 GB unused, but Disk Utility cant see it or partition it...
    I want to partition the last 6gb as Fat32, then both ydl and macosx could use it without problems (hfs+ sharing is a bit dangerous with linux, poor write impletation)

    My current partition map:

    40gb Mac Os (hfs+)
    10gb YD Linux (ext3)
    6gb FREE and unusable at the moment!!

    i know that i could use pdisk in linux, but i think its a bit risky...
    i've ruined partition maps in linux before....
  2. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2004
    Hamilton, Ontario (CANADA)
    I too would like a disk utility that could format to fat32.

    EDIT: After searching the forums, I think OS X's disk utility might be able to format fat32 but I can't seem to find it right now.

    EDIT 2: Ok I figured it out. You can't format one disk to contain both HFS and Fat32 but you could make a seperate drive use Fat32.

    You will notice in the partition tab in disk utility you cant select ms-dos but in erase or in the inital formatting process you can select ms-dos.

    I think im right but someone correct me if im wrong

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  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC

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