Partitioning external firewire drive

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  1. alwayz-macn macrumors newbie

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    will partitioning erase everything on my drive?
    I have an external with about 111gigs left (150gb total)
    and I need to try to recover some files from my old mac's
    damaged drive.

    So again, when I partition the ext drive will it
    erase the whole contents of that drive???
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    if yo use disk utility in Mac OS X 10.4 or earlier it will. Leopard's disk utility and iPartition will do partitioning on the fly without reformatting.
     
  3. alwayz-macn thread starter macrumors newbie

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