hmm, just a simple question on bootcamp

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thumper, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. thumper macrumors 6502

    thumper

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    #1
    i made a partition of 20 gigs for windows -fat
    and was wondering if i can increase it...

    and is it possible to take a game folder out of the windows partition
    and swap in a new different game folder from my bigger Mac HD partition.
     
  2. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

    WildPalms

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    From what I understand there is no easy way to do this. However, this article http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20061025130528687 describes one approach:

    1. Create a dmg backup of your Windows partition
    2. Recreate the Bootcamp partition with the new size
    3. Restore the dmg backup to the new bootcamp partition

    I havent tested this, but in theory it looks fine. Keep in mind that when you create the Bootcamp partition, you will need to start the Windows install afterwards and let it copy the files, when it performs the reboot, then go ahead and do the restore of the dmg backup. This allows the creation of the MBR records that Windows needs to boot.

    Also, make sure you have backups of your critical data as any modifications to hard drive partitions can pose a risk of data loss.
     
  3. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I thought Disk Utility (in Leopard) can dynamically adjust partition sizes? Or is that for HFS+ partitions only?
     

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