partitioning

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by windels, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. windels macrumors regular

    windels

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    how long should partitioning normaly take? i'm partitioning my 250 gb harddrive in my UMBP (2,4ghz) and it has been busy untill this verry moment, and I started it 5 hours ago. is this normal? would every bit of progression be lost if I quit the proces and restart it?
     
  2. The Cobra macrumors newbie

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    I did the same thing today! After an hour I gave up as it was rinsing my battery and I haven't got my charger..

    Would be interested to find out!
     
  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Sorry to say I it appears your partition process is definitely hung. Partitioning time normally will not take more than a minute or so at the outside.:(
     
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  5. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Yes, sorry.:( Hung in this context would be shorthand for a process that has gotten hung up- or stuck would be appropriate too.
     
  6. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    are you using os x disk utility in /Applications/Utilitys/DiskUtility.app ?
    if so, and u are trying to partition your drive, you need to use your os x disk.
    or is this boot camp?
     
  7. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Only a few seconds, well under one minute. A partition table is only a few bytes long.
     

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