Formating my NTFS partition FOR OSX and NTFS

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Scafidi454, Dec 16, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Scafidi454 macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2009
    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"?
  2. Velin macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hearst Castle

    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

    Dec 16, 2009
    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?
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Pirated software is not supported on these forums.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page