Minimum OS X Disk Partion Size?

bobber205

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I'm trying to get a big enough partition to put WoW on. (How big should I make it and still have maybe 1 gig left?)

Bootcamp won't let me make the OS X partion any smaller than 5 gig. Why is this? I was going to make it small just for the time being, to see if I got better performance out of WoW under XP.

EDIT: Could it be because I have a firmware password?

EDIT2: I tried disabling my firmware password, but it's still giving me that error.
 

bobber205

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Talk About Stupid

See pic.

Now I've got to back up all my files to get WoW on windows. Any comments on this?

It's a good thing I have the cds to do it. :D
 

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jhu

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bobber205 said:
I'm trying to get a big enough partition to put WoW on. (How big should I make it and still have maybe 1 gig left?)

Bootcamp won't let me make the OS X partion any smaller than 5 gig. Why is this? I was going to make it small just for the time being, to see if I got better performance out of WoW under XP.

EDIT: Could it be because I have a firmware password?

EDIT2: I tried disabling my firmware password, but it's still giving me that error.
why would the size of the windows partition matter to the performance of wow?
 

Marble

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The partition size is limited to a certain fraction of the total for some reason. Perhaps one of the third-party partitioning tools could do it for you. I know you could make very small partitions using OS 9's utility.
 

bobber205

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Turns out my disk is so fragmented it can't find a big enough chunk.

So I'm copying all of my music and video files and everything else I can't get again onto a local computer with lots of HD space left and I'll just reinstall.
 

furious

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minimum boot-camp size is 5gb i think. so that the amount of space you would need. a buy an external hdd to keep the movies on. saves tons of space.
 
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