So, I've read all the post, I'm trying to partition an external drive for FAT32, and HFS+ journaled. When I plug the drive into the MAC, USB2.0, it recognizes the drive. So, go to Disk Utility, from there, I have a blank sheet, so I create TWO partitions, one is currently labled as FREE space, and the other I setup to be MAC partition and selected macintosh OS, journaled. This one is going to be 380GB of the 500GB. When I click on PARTITION, a pop-up comes up that says, this will erase all data, fine, there is currently nothing on the drive. Then, I click okay, up comes the rainbow beach ball and there is sits, for a LONG time, I have left it for 30+ minutes, but it never seems to finish. As well, it doesn't seem to be accessing the DRIVE, the activity lights are not running red. Does it just take a LONGGGG time? After about 40+ minutes, I kill the operation in activity monitor, since disk utility is showing not responsding. Anyone, thoughts, better way to do this?