Please Help Me Partition My HD

mcmike100

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Jan 31, 2005
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I have a external LaCie hard drive which I'm trying to partition to use both with my Mac and my PC.

I want to have three partitions: one FAT32, one NTFS, and one MAC EXTENDED.

On my PC, I partitioned the FAT32 and NTFS, leaving free space for the MAC EXTENDED. However, when I then run Disk Utility on my Mac, it shows the two existing ones, and under Volume Scheme it says Current. When I change that to 3 Partitions, the existing ones disappear.

How can I make my three partitions since neither the PC nor Mac partitioning program can create all three formats?

Thanks
 

mcmike100

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Jan 31, 2005
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But if in Disk Utility on the Mac I set it to be 3 partitions of free space, when I take it to the PC it sees the drive as completely blank with no partition information.

Even if on the Mac I set it to be 3 partitions (2 free space and one MAC OS EXTENDED), when I plug it into the PC it just sees it all as free space.
 
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