Help With Formatting!!!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by xi mezmerize ix, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

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    I want to put 3 partitions on an external drive:

    -1 for backing up osx

    -1 for backing up my windows xp partition'

    -1 for extra osx storage

    How do I do this?
     
  2. xi mezmerize ix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  4. xi mezmerize ix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

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    Yea I know how to use google dude. maybe i should rephrase my question and be more specific: once im done making my two osx partitions and i am in windows to format the rest of the drive, will the drive be read as 2 drives and extra space, and just let me format the extra unformatted space? Or will it be retarded and not let me? I always think windows overcomplicates things so that is why i am wondering.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    If you download and install the free NTFS-3G, then you can do all of your formatting on the MacOS X side of things.
     

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