external drive / partitioning / disk utility problem

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jakeopolis, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. jakeopolis macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2007
    hey all,

    i've just bought a terabyte external hard drive (lacie). i'd like to partition the drive with one mac extended partition and one ms-dos FAT partition. i was able to do this on my old 500gb external with no problem, but i can't seem to get it to work here.

    in disk utility, when i click the partition tab of the drive, i'm not given the option to choose ms-dos, only mac. when i re-format the drive as ms-dos using the erase tab, it succeeds but the drive is still listed as being formatted mac extended (however, the hierarchically lower mounted drive is formatted as ms-dos).

    can anyone help?
  2. jakeopolis thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2007
    nevermind! solved. i had to choose a different option under the 'options' window of the partition tab...

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