Partitioning on the MacBook

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by captainbrendo, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. captainbrendo macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2006
    Hi guys! I am a new mac user after years and years on pc's. Definitely liking the OSX! experience!! Anyways, I still must use XP for some stuff. I just have a few questions about mac partitioning.

    1.) Are there any programs out there that can manage partitions without deleteing them??
    2.) Has anyone attempted to resize, or create a new partition and install XP on it??

    Basically I would like to install XP without wiping my hard drive; is there a way to do this??

    Thanks in advance for any help
  2. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2004
    In order to make a new partition you need to format.
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    There are apps that will add/remove/resize partitions on the fly (check for them on VersionTracker). I don't trust things fiddling with my partition map. Beyond that, I think you'll find that before you attempt to install Windows XP on another partition that you're going to want to back every thing up. ANd if you do THAT, then you should just erase the drive and create partitions the safe way.

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