Formating my NTFS partition FOR OSX and NTFS

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  1. Scafidi454 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, quick overview. I have an Intel-based system that I have already repartitioned to give me 40GB for OSX. I am using a disk by the name of "iAKTOAS" or something like that.

    I have already gone through Disk Utility to try and format my unused partition, but it doesn't show up.

    -How can I partition that "free" partition in Windows XP?
    -What program should I use to do this, preferably free?
    -How is the MBR going to work? How should I set the system up to allow me to choose from XP or OSX?
    -What else do I need to know about OSX "Journaled", "Extended", or just "OSX"?
     
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    For OSX to properly install and run, the "Mac" partition must be formatted using OS X Journaled.

    Is this a PC or is it a Mac? If a PC, this would explain the issues you are having.
     
  3. Scafidi454 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a PC. I tried last night to re-partition my HDD and ended up losing my copy of Windows :(. Since then I've reinstalled XP and have allocated 40GB of "blank" space so that I could go back in and put OSX on it. However, after I got into the Disk Utility on OS X, I could not find the "blank" partition that I created.

    What I really want to know is if there is some PC software that will allow me to format that "blank" space of 40GB into an OS X Journaled format?
     
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