Partitioning for second OS

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by PuterSaurus, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. PuterSaurus macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2003
    Gulf Coast
    I'm running my PowerBook as it came from the factory. I'd like to create a new partition to install Tiger to play with it. Since switching two years ago, I've never had a reason to create a new partition so therefore I'm a little unfamiliar with it exactly how it's done.

    I know that in order to create a new partition I must boot from my Panther install disk and go into disk utility and create the new partition. However, will this wipe out my current OS & data on this partition or simply reduce the size of it? Installing Tiger is not that important if I have to do a complete backup and reinstall of Panther.
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says....there are now 2 utilities that will let you partition "non-destructively" - iPartition and Volumeworks but it is still HIGHLY recommended that you backup before using them. I would suspect that a legit developer with a legit copy of Tiger would know all about partitoning though.......oh yeah!
  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    As a developer, don't you have a special Mac to run your betas on?

Share This Page