Recommended Size for Partitions

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by apcpa2000, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. apcpa2000 macrumors member

    apcpa2000

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    I am going to be setting up my new iMac this weekend, and wanted to see if there were any suggettsions about how big of a partition to set up in Bootcamp. I will also use the same partition for VM Fusion.

    Tell me if I am crazy if you are not allowed to choose the size, as I am a PC convert.

    Anyways, I will only be running Quicken and some VPN software to get into work. Other than that I was thinking i would 100% MAC.

    P.S. I got the 500 gig HD and have a pretty good CD collection and will be getting into some video editing.

    Thanks.
     
  2. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    if all you plan on running works fine with vmware fusion you should probably just skip boot camp since with fusion only you can resize your vm when necessary
     
  3. apcpa2000 thread starter macrumors member

    apcpa2000

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    I probably won't know if it works good on VM before installing everything and I am concerned about the registration of Windows. Everything I read says do bootcamp, don't register windows, then do vm and then register it.
     
  4. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

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    crap! where did you read that? I just got my last night and I installed boot camp. did 32gb partition thinking I could use fat format but turns out vista will only allow the other kind so that small partition was for nothing.

    where did you read about registering after installing fusion? do you mean activating? that means I should install fusion asap before the "3 day" grace period of the automatic activation! I hope it works??
     
  5. webgoat macrumors 6502a

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    if you are talking about activation sequence of running boot camp partition with fusion it is

    1. install windows with boot camp
    2. activate windows in boot camp
    3. run boot camp partition with vmware fusion
    4. install vmware tools and restart vm to make sure tools are installed
    5. activate windows in vmware fusion
     
  6. InkMaster macrumors 6502a

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    If all you're gonna be running are a few basic apps like Quicken, then theres no point in Boot Camping at all. You'd be better off just using Parallels or VM.

    I personally have Vista on a 15gb partition - but I just use it purely for games - UT3 at the moment. :)
     
  7. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

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    are you saying activate once while using boot camp and then a second time during fusion?
     
  8. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I have 29 gigs, and it's more then enough for XP and gaming.
     

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