Partitioning External HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Aperture, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Aperture macrumors 68000

    Aperture

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    #1
    I'm interested in partitioning my external 250Gb drive to install Ubuntu on. I already have some data on the drive that I do NOT want to be erased. Can I add a partition to the drive and preserve the existing data?

    Thanks!
     
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure that any partitioning will corrupt the data. Could you perhaps move it to another drive?
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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  4. Aperture thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you both! I just decided to backup my important files and partition it in Disk Utility.
     

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