Partitioning an External Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wayland1985, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. wayland1985 macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to add a second partition to my external HD. It's a 250gb drive, with about 60gb of information on it.

    I want to add a 100gb partition for time machine use only. However, when I go into disk utility, it begins "Creating partion map", then it will stop, saying ERROR.


    Any ideas?
     
  2. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm.

    Have you tried completely wiping it clean, THEN partitioning it?
     
  3. wayland1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't want to wipe it clean. There are some files on there that I can't lose, and I have nowhere else to put them at the moment.



    I actually just figured it out. Stupid old me didn't repair the disk first. Simple disk repair followed by a partition, and it worked wonderfully!
     

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