Moving Boot Camp Partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mustard Chops, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Mustard Chops macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2007
    Hey guys, is there any way to move my existing BootCamp partition to another drive?

    I Have a Mac Pro with 1 x 250GB HD & 1 500GB HD. I'm adding a 750GB & a 160Gb.

    Come Leopard launch I want to have the 500GB as my OS X start up disk, the 750GB for my iTunes Library, the 250Gb for downloads and the 160GB for Windows.

    At the moment I have a 42GB Windows partition on my 250GB. I'm hoping that there is a way to get that partition over to the 160GB?

    Cheers ;)
  2. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    You should be able to use SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to transfer the contents of the partition to the 160. You will want to make sure that the partition is in a format that is usable by Windows, but is writable by OS X... so FAT32, but the source partition can be NTFS. Unless of course you get NTFS3G-MacFUSE to get write support for OS X(as of right now, not leopard compatible) and then you can have it be an NTFS partition.
  3. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2006
    Somewhere over the rainbow
  4. Mustard Chops thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2007
    Thanks for the quick responses guys, I'll check them out! :D
  5. Mustard Chops thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2007
    This worked quite well, although I had to do some tinkering with windows to get it to boot (thank god for friends that understand windows!).

    Other than that it worked a treat - recommended :D

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