"Hot" partition external USB drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cubedweller, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. cubedweller macrumors 6502

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    Sorry if this has been asked, i couldn't find it searching... Does anyone know how to partition an external USB HD without erasing the data on the drive? I have about 250GB free that I'd like to convert for Time Machine but I can't lose the data.

    Anyone got any solutions?
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    partition magic ( need to install xp via bootcamp )
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    erm thats a windows app^^ i assume the OP meant a Mac OS X app presumably because this is a mac forum ;)

    try leopard's disk utility you can live parition without erasing data or you can use ipartition.
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    what about bootcamp, i know this is a mac forum but it even has a section
    called "WINDOWS" on the mac
     

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