Proper Partitioning

TyleRomeo

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Would I have any problems running Jaguar if I partition the 120GB hard drive after formatting into two drives.

I would have one drive have 100GB and store any personal files there and leave the rest (at least 10GB) to run 10.2 and leave all applications there.

Will I suffer from performance loss if my boot drive doesnt have tons of free GBs?

If the 120GB hard drive crashes or I am forced to reinstall an OS will the personal files saved on the larger 100GB drive still be intact?
 

cb911

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i'm going to partition this weekend. i don't know about loss of performance if you don't have lots of spare GB's on your OS X partition, but i'm making mine about 6GB.

if the OS crashes, and it is a seperate partition, your documents on the second partition should be fine. at least i hope so, that's the only reason i'm going to all this trouble with partitioning.:rolleyes: :D
 

jelloshotsrule

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i'd like to keep my docs and whatnot off the os x partition.... but the home directory makes it tough... is there a way to redirect itunes and iphoto and such to other areas?

has anyone found a good way to get around the home directory being used for everything?
 

big

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Itunes has is folder selection in the command+Y (preferences) then click on advanced, then choose folder.

I think iPhoto does the same
 

AmbitiousLemon

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Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
i'd like to keep my docs and whatnot off the os x partition.... but the home directory makes it tough... is there a way to redirect itunes and iphoto and such to other areas?

has anyone found a good way to get around the home directory being used for everything?
move your home directory to another partition and leave an alias in its place (need root)
 

jelloshotsrule

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Originally posted by AmbitiousLemon


move your home directory to another partition and leave an alias in its place (need root)
thanks, ignore my question in the other thread then.... as i'mm guessing it'd be the same?

if it's not, then respond. :p

i'll try it and report back....


iphoto doesn't have the folder selection option... that's what i was thinking of when i said itunes... word
 

firewire2001

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Re: Proper Partitioning

Originally posted by TyleRomeo
Would I have any problems running Jaguar if I partition the 120GB hard drive after formatting into two drives.

I would have one drive have 100GB and store any personal files there and leave the rest (at least 10GB) to run 10.2 and leave all applications there.

Will I suffer from performance loss if my boot drive doesnt have tons of free GBs?

If the 120GB hard drive crashes or I am forced to reinstall an OS will the personal files saved on the larger 100GB drive still be intact?
just make chure you have at least about 400-1000 mbs free on the drive in which you are installing x..

good luck!

-f
 

TyleRomeo

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Re: Re: Proper Partitioning

Originally posted by firewire2001


just make chure you have at least about 400-1000 mbs free on the drive in which you are installing x..

good luck!

-f
that wont be a problem. my main reason for doing a partition is so incase something does happen where i have to reinstall an OS i wont lose all my personal files on the larger partition. If the dual 1.25 comes with a 120GB drive, Im guessing after formatting and having all the preinstall software (including OSX.2) I will have about 110GB left. So to make a nice even numbers I would make my personal file partition (mp3s, FCP stuff, ect) 100GB which should last for a while. Then I would take the roughly 10GB left over and have all apps, extenstions, OSX and whatever else is just computer stuff that I dont value and have on restore CDs.

So basically the 120GB drive becomes one 15GB boot drive with apps and 100GB for anything I actually value.

tyler