quick, how should i reformat my hd, re-installing

TiGeuse

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i got this thing all screwed up and am going to wipe it clean here i a few minutes and am wondering if i should put two partions on it....ti 667 30/512?? gonna run 9 in the classic environment after i get everything set up in 9 i'll install 10. 2 partions, how big??? hurry, please! last b/u disc allmost Soup!
 

evildead

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Jun 18, 2001
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what do you use it for?

I would advise you use a dedicated swap partition and if you work with larg grapics or Video files, you may want to make a nother partiton for a scratch disk so help cut down on disk fragmentation. I have 2 drives in my Quicksliver ( I realise that its not possible for your Ti)

Drive 0: OSX/OS9
Drive 2:

/swap # dedicatied swap partiton
/emt # emergency OS X disk (bootable)
/projects # large file storage and scratch disk


you only have one drive so you wont see any proformance by reading from one drive and writing to the other drive at the same time, but it will cut down on disk fragmentation. I can help you with the swap partiton if you want to do it (so could many people here)

-evildead
 

sparkleytone

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what kind of performance increase are you seeing with a dedicated swap partition?? how big is the partition?? this is somewhat interesting, since it is unix and all.
 

AlphaTech

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Originally posted by Rower_CPU
Don't bother with partitions. OS 9 and X run just fine on the same partition.:)
I second that motion... I have never had ANY issues running both OS X and 9 from the same drive and partition. The seperate partitions were needed (questionable, since I successfully installed the PB on the same partition as OS 9) back in the public beta days. Since OS X went non-beta, it is NOT needed at all.

There are still people that swear by it, but I have heard more people swearing because of it. :eek: :D
 

Rower_CPU

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I've tried swap partitions and I haven't really seen much improvement in performance.

A backup partition is a good idea, if you don't have anywhere else to back things up to.
 

jelloshotsrule

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Feb 7, 2002
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out of curiosity, how do you set up a partition/drive as a swap drive?

i just reformatted so i wno't be doing this any time soon... but once you create the partition, what then?

word

3 pounds and only a million more to go.
 

AlphaTech

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Originally posted by Rower_CPU
cold, man...real cold...
You really shouldn't be surprised you know... I am a cruel, heartless bastard after all... :D And I LIKE IT!!! Muahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaa
 

jelloshotsrule

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Originally posted by AlphaTech
You really shouldn't be surprised you know... I am a cruel, heartless bastard after all... :D And I LIKE IT!!! Muahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaa
could be wrong, but i think he was talking to me...

given my 3 pounds a million more to go jab.


row-dog. i is not one to talk. thanks for the link. will check it
 

britboy

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I like to keep 9 and X on their own partition. Not because there's any major performance boost, but simply because that way i don't have to bother remember to change the start-up disk when rebooting, and can just hold down the alt key. Lazy of me, i know, but....each to their own.


Ha ha! Rower's getting all sensitive about his weight :p
 

mmcneil

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Sep 4, 2001
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Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
out of curiosity, how do you set up a partition/drive as a swap drive?
take a look here
http://homepage.mac.com/andymoraitis
OSX Swap Information and More
If you can't find it there i have all the documentation in PDF form.

It is most beneficial if you have two drives, but does help with a partition - just keeps things from being fragmented. I also keep a small boot system on the swap partition so I can do maintenance on the main partition.