How I go about repartitioning

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iBelowZero, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. iBelowZero macrumors newbie

    iBelowZero

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    Short background:
    I got my intel-based powerbook pro about a year ago and I love OSX so much I realized I wouldn't need my windows partition very much. I allocated it 6 GBs (which is essentially nothing and I cannot save anymore files on that side cause its full). I enlisted in a programming class for ArcGIS this semester. The class uses VB and ArcGIS which only run on PCs. We have free year long student editions of these CDs that I cannot install on OSX. I want to install them on my PC partition but I have no memory.

    What can I do?
    • Is it possible for me to repartition without having to completely reinstall everything on both sides of the partition?
    • If not, can I just delete the PC partition and create a new one an only reinstall that side?
    • I am looking at buying a new back-up hard drive, is it possible to store both PC and mac files on that? I know that will my last back up hard drive I could not get this to work correctly.



    My first post, so sorry if I am in the wrong place or repeating stuff thats been answered. I tried searching for an answer before posting but couldn't find exactly what I needed.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Did you partition with Boot Camp? If so, just clone your Windows partition to an external drive, restore to a single partition, make another, bigger one with Boot Camp Assistant, and restore from your Windows clone.
     
  3. iBelowZero thread starter macrumors newbie

    iBelowZero

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    Yeah I used boot camp, it was so long ago I forgot how I did it though. I do not really mind losing anything on the Windows partition though. Not much important over there anymore.

    I was hoping disk utility would let me do a partition, but it only lets me do one that is 50/50, which I do not want.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Okay, use the Boot Camp Assistant to remove the partition, then. Then, depending on whether or not you have Leopard, set your clock back and/or repartition to the size you desire. Forget messing around in Disk Utility.
     
  5. iBelowZero thread starter macrumors newbie

    iBelowZero

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    Ok I will try this and let you know how it goes.

    Thanks for the big help.
     

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