Partition Tool

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by speedemonV12, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. speedemonV12 macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    hi guys, I need to partition my HD to add a third parition . I currently have a 130 gb for Mac, and 20 GB for windows. I want to add a third partition for Linux 20GB. What would be the best tool to use to create a third partition ?

  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
  3. speedemonV12 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    how do i do that, i was playing around in it, and it doesnt allow me to change the size of the current partitions that i have set up, and i cant seem to find out how to add another one... I have bootcamp installed already.. would that have something to do with it?
  4. A Pittarelli macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2007
  5. speedemonV12 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    i need something that will allow me to add another partition to my drive, disk warrior doesnt do that.

    in fact, i need something like bootcamp, that will split my os x into two partitions.. the only problem is that i have used bootcamp already.. so i cant use it again obviously.
  6. gauchogolfer macrumors 603


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    I think that if you're going to partition again, you'll lose all the data on the drive anyways. It's my understanding that you can't just partition part of a drive and leave the rest of it untouched. Of course, I could be totally wrong. ;)

    Yep, looks like I'm wrong. :D
  7. rob finch macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2006
    Well, if it's Linux you are interested in, why not use a Linux tool to make a partition for it?! GParted is a Gnome partition editor, you can resize and move partitions around. Download the LiveCD, burn to CD and boot from it. You can then resize a partition to give you the 20Gb you are looking for.

    Two things to bear in mind :-

    1. Take a backup of all your data beforehand, just in case.
    2. For Linux, you will need a system partition (for the OS), a swap partition (for virtual memory) and a writeable data partition (for user data). Seeing as you have two already, you will have five in total, which may be a problem. Can't remember the details, but there might be a limit to the total number of partitions a disk can hold. Better Google first to check.

    Good luck!
  8. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    One word: iPartition

    Or if your really good, I think you can partition the drive using the command line interface. Don't know how to do that though.
  9. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    I had a lot of troubles with ipartition. While on the shrinking phase of an operation, it froze and I lost everything on my external drive. Use at your own risk.

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