Partition Schemes- MBR vs GUID

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Zathu, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Zathu macrumors regular


    Nov 16, 2006
    I have a drive that I currently have set up with a MBR scheme that has one NTFS and two HFS partitions. The NTFS and HFS partitions are for storage, but the second HFS partition is a bootable backup of my Mac OS X disk. I'm only able to read the HFS partitions in Mac OS 10.5, not the NTFS for some reason.

    If I switched over to GUID, would I still be able to read a storage NTFS partition on a PC?
  2. joegomolski macrumors 6502


    Apr 28, 2006
    So CA
    Partition Schemes- MBR vs GUID

    I don't think that will work.

    The GUID partition map is only for use with OSX Leopard.

    Why not buy an external HDD, their really cheap these days.
  3. shaybc macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2008
  4. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    This is incorrect. The partition map is platform dependent, not OS dependent.

    GUID Partition Mapping is for Intel processor machines
    Apple Partition Mapping is for PowerPC processor machines.

    This applies to both Tiger and Leopard as the Intel architecture will not work with any OSes previous to those.

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