Partitioning and Triple Booting

Discussion in 'macOS' started by blackrose, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. blackrose macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2009
    Hi Everybody,

    I'm in the process of setting up my uni macbook pro (5,1) to triple boot OSX, Win7, and Ubuntu 9.04. Thus far I have bootcamped Windows 7 and am going to use diskutil to split my Macintosh HD partition into 2 partitions for the purpose of installing Ubuntu while keeping the BOOTCAMP partition intact.

    The thing is, I've been running Diskutil for about 5 hours and it hasn't finished the partition split. I know it takes a long time for the partitioning to do it's job because all the data on the disk needs to be kept on the disk for the entirety of the operation and not go through RAM for caching. Basically, has diskutil has borked? Or does it usually take this long to do a similar operation?

    I'm working with a 320 Gb HD @5400rpm. Further, Both installs of Windos and OSX are relatively new. All software is up to date.
  2. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Jan 8, 2009
    Disk Utility shouldn't take freaking 5 hours to partition a drive - I don't care what you have on it.

    Something's screwed up somewhere. Are you partitioning as Mac OS Journaled?
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Also, if you are going to triple boot, you will probably need rEFIt

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]

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