Partition single physical drive with two tables?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by durija, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. durija macrumors 6502

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    I have a 250GB firewire drive. I have a G5 iMac and an Intel iMac. I'd like to make bootable clones (about 60GB each) of each for off site backup, so two logical partitions. As far as I can see, the partition table scheme is determined at the physical drive level. But I need the logical drives to be Apple for the G5 partition and GUID for the Intel partition (please correct me if I am wrong) in order for them to be bootable. Is there any way around this, or do I need two physical drives after all?
     
  2. larkost macrumors 6502a

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    There is no solution like you describe, but it is not needed since Intel Macs will boot from APM formated drives (the MacOS X Installer just won't install to them). So you can have both volumes on a single drive, and boot both Intel and PPC hardware from volumes on that drive (if they are 10.5, then you can boot either hardware off either volume with only a minor boot-speed penalty).
     
  3. durija thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks larkost. That's almost too easy. I'll see if I can test that over the next couple of days.
     

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