Help with partitioning

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mushrooshi, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Mushrooshi macrumors regular

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    I am on OS X tiger:

    I have an external drive, and is partitioned as such:

    Ichi (130 gb)
    Ni (7gb)
    San (7gb)

    How do I merge Ni and San, but not have to erase Ichi?

    It is ok for Ni and San to be erased. I don't want Ichi to be erased though.
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    ichi-ni-san-shi-go-roku- shichi-hachi-kyu-ju :)

    do you have Leopard? if so open Disk Utility, choose the external drive (not the partitions), click the "Partition" tab, command-click Ni & San and then press the "-" button. it will then ask you if you want to erase Ni & San. then create a new partition. Leopard's Disk Utility allows you to create a new partition without formatting the whole drive.
     
  3. Mushrooshi thread starter macrumors regular

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    The irony of this is that I am trying to install leopard but I need to put these together.

    Are there any freeware apps?

    I don't care about if I have to reformat the two partitions, but the partitioning system is the master boot, meaning it isnt the guid, so I can't just move sliders and it is happy happy joy joy. I can't change it from master boot to guid without reformatting the whole drive, and I do not have a spare drive to move all 66 gigs there.
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    yeh that is very ironic.

    i think the only other solution is to buy iPatition which can do this.
     

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