Is there anything like this?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Ariii, May 19, 2012.

  1. Ariii macrumors 6502a

    Ariii

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Location:
    Chicago
    #1
    I want to have a triple boot of Linux, OS 9, and OS X on my 10 GB hard drive of my iBook Clamshell. I have the two installed, and I also have a bunch of files, but I don't want to have to reinstall everything, and my only flash drive broke, so I would have to eMail myself every single file that I had stored on it (Like 1 GB). I was going to install it, but my third partition was formatted, and it needed to be completely blank with no formatting whatsoever. So, is there any utility or something that can make one partition unformatted without affecting the other partitions? Thanks!!
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2006
  3. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
  4. gr8whtd0pe macrumors 6502a

    gr8whtd0pe

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Location:
    Belle, WV
    #4
    Yeah disk utility in os x should do it. It does it for boot camp.
     
  5. macbwizard macrumors 6502

    macbwizard

    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    #5
    What do you mean about making a partition "unformatted"?
     
  6. Ariii thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Ariii

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Location:
    Chicago
    #6
    Sorry! I'm using 10.1.5.

    It doesn't do that. It requires a kind of formatting.

    By unformatted, I mean having it not be HFS, FAT, Mac, etc., but having no type of formatting, being completely blank.

    I have OS X 10.1.5 and Mac OS 9.2.2.
     
  7. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Location:
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    #7
    Have you tried using Terminal? I don't know why a Linux install CD couldn't format the partition itself...
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2006
    #8
    I do recall that the alternative PowerPC Ubuntu install has a format tool as part of its installation that will preserve your data on existing partitions whilst creating the necessary partitions for Linux to install into. Worth a try.
     
  9. Ariii thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Ariii

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Location:
    Chicago
    #9
    Thanks! "Delete Partition" worked perfectly for me.
     

Share This Page