Installing Leopard on External Drive--How Much Space does it need to work comforably?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by neoelectronaut, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. neoelectronaut macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2003
    Southeastern Louisiana
    Okay, I've had Leopard for almost two months now, and I've finally decided to install it.

    However, I still need to use Photoshop, and all I have is version 7, so I cannot do a simple upgrade. I've decided to wipe my external drive (250GB FW) and then partition it--one partition for Leopard to reside on and the other partition to use as my backup/external storage drive.

    How much should the partition for Leopard be?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    It all depends on the number of applications you want to run alongside Leopard.

    30-40 GB would be safe for the operating system and a few applications.

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