Multiple Mac OS X folders

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  1. Corbin052198 macrumors 6502

    Corbin052198

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    Can anyone tell me how to keep more than one OS X System folder on the same hard drive? I have Mac OS X 10.4 and I need to install 10.1, but I can't from the 10.1 Installer. :mad:

    If I have to re-partion, then can someone give me a freeware option that is non-destructive?

    If it helps, I have an iBook G3 Dual-USB (I know, it's old :D)
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    May I ask why you need 10.1? You can only have one 10.X system folder per partition.
     
  3. Corbin052198 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Some apps will not run on 10.4 that I need.

    Ouch :eek: I did not know that. I guess it's resizing partitions for me! :D

    This might help me...

    http://www.macworld.com/article/55274/2007/02/marchgeekfactor.html

    I'll keep you all posted ;)
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    It may, just be sure to have a complete backup before trying anything.
     
  5. Corbin052198 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the advice! The page has a pretty full guide for it.

    My previous attempt was to install 10.1 to a flash drive :D It installed, but did not boot (big waste of time).

    I'm going to try in the morning. Partioning hard drives is the last thing I want to do at 10:00 PM.
     
  6. Corbin052198 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can't seem to get it working. I need to resize an 18.5 GB partition(My 10.4 and 9.2 partition) to 16.5 GB and create a 2 GB partition (for Mac OS X 10.1).

    Can anyone help me? :confused: Here's what it keeps spitting out:
    Code:
    Disk Utility Tool
    Usage:  diskutil resizeVolume [Mount Point|Disk Identifier|Device Node] size
            <part1Format part1Name part1Size> <part2Format part2Name part2Size> ...
    Non-destructively resize a disk. You may increase or decrease its size.
    When decreasing size, you may optionally supply a list of new partitions to create.
    Ownership of the affected disk is required.
    Valid partition sizes are in the format of <number><size>.
    Valid sizes are B(ytes), K(ilobytes), M(egabytes), G(igabytes), T(erabytes)
    Example: 10G (10 gigabytes), 4.23T (4.23 terabytes), 5M (5 megabytes)
    resizeVolume is only supported on GPT media with a Journaled HFS+ filesystem.
    A size of "limits" will print the range of valid values for the current filesystem.
    Example: diskutil resizeVolume disk1s3  10G
             JHFS+ HDX1 5G MS-DOS HDX2 5G
    Valid filesystems: "Case-sensitive HFS+" "Journaled HFS+" "Case-sensitive Journaled HFS+" "HFS+" "HFS" "MS-DOS FAT32" "MS-DOS FAT16" "MS-DOS" "MS-DOS FAT12" "UFS" "Linux" "Swap"
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Wow! Just WOW! Your hard drive is woefully inadequate for one OS, but you have partitioned it in a misguided attempt to install two OSes. An installation MacOS X 10.1 needs at least 3 GB of hard drive space. I never ran it on anything less than 6 GB. However, I would recommend nothing less than 10 GB for this version of MacOS X.

    I can only face palm your installation of MacOS X 10.4. A full installation takes up about 40 GB. A useful installation requires much more. When I replaced the 6 GB hard drive in my PowerBook G3 Pismo to 120 GB, I was able to install MacOS X 10.4 on it.
     
  8. Corbin052198 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    According to Wikipedia:


    In my attempt to get 10.1 on a flash drive, 10.1 installed on a 2 GB Flash Drive, and still had some space left.

    The 10.4 System folder on my iBook G3 is 1.65 GB, and it is a full install. I don't know why you said 40 GB :confused:

    According to Wikipedia:
    And yes, my HD is a little on the small side, but it can store a lot more than 10.4 and Mac OS 9 :)
     
  9. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    FWIW, Wikipedia is not an authority. It is simply a good starting point to find the information that you need. Considering what some people on this forum have done, it is to your credit that you did at least go to Wikipedia.

    Now to the Real World. I will repeat myself. Your hard drive is woefully inadequate to support even one OS, particularly if that OS is MacOS X. Your research has revealed the irreducible minima for installation--if you leave some stuff out. MacOS X 10.4 comes with Garageband which pushes its space requirements out to 40 GB or so.

    The numbers that I gave you are what you need if you intend to actually work with your system. The Wikipedia numbers are for those who want to boot the OSes as curiosities. Be productive or be frustrated. The choice is yours.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can only resize a GUID disk (Intel). Not a Apple Partition Map one (PPC).
     
  11. Corbin052198 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When I had to wipe the HD and re-install Tiger, it did not have iLife. Macs come with iLife, not OS X. But I do know iLife and GarageBand do take up a lot of resorces. I ended up un-installing iLife.

    By the way, my OS X installation is so screwed up, I'm probably going to wipe Mac OS X, install 10.1, play with it for a while, make a backup image, and then install Tiger again.
     
  12. Corbin052198 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What about this iPartion software I googled?It works on PPC Macs. I tested the demo.
     
  13. Intell macrumors P6

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    That will work on PPC machines. I was referring to Disk Utility, which was in your post.
     
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    Right. Sorry :(
     

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