HOW do I change (or set) disk identifiers?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by SnarkyBear, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. SnarkyBear macrumors regular


    Apr 24, 2014
    Howdy all!

    I am attempting to install Windows 7 on a 3 TB HDD that I recently installed on my 2011 iMac. As there is a 2.2 TB limit on using Bootcamp, I am trying to use the workaround from the following website.

    The problem I keep running into is that when I create new partitions on my HDD, those partitions always end up being identified as disk0s5 and/or disk0s6. I cannot for the life of me figure out to make the bootcamp partition disk0s4, as required by the process.

    Is there a way to create a partition into a specific "s#"? Or to rename the disk identifier once created?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Run the command below in Terminal and tell us the output. It will show the drive layout.

    diskutil list

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