Reformatting a partition on a single disk configuration?

Chone

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Well I made 4 partitions on my new iMac 250GB disk, I used 3 partitions and left another to let bootcamp do its magic, well bootcamp can only use the startup disk and when its set up as a single partition so no deal.

Well i tried to reformat one of the empty partitions to FAT32/NTFS but I just can't find a way to do it.

Is there any utility that will allow me to do this? I would really preffer to use NTFS so thats would be nice.

What can I do? So far OSX's disk utility has been good for nothing.
 

beatsme

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Chone said:
Well I made 4 partitions on my new iMac 250GB disk, I used 3 partitions and left another to let bootcamp do its magic, well bootcamp can only use the startup disk and when its set up as a single partition so no deal.

Well i tried to reformat one of the empty partitions to FAT32/NTFS but I just can't find a way to do it.

Is there any utility that will allow me to do this? I would really preffer to use NTFS so thats would be nice.

What can I do? So far OSX's disk utility has been good for nothing.
iPartition or something like it (I'm pretty sure there are others but I can't name them) is pretty much your only option, short of reformatting the HD
 

fall3n

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beatsme said:
iPartition or something like it (I'm pretty sure there are others but I can't name them) is pretty much your only option, short of reformatting the HD
will that allow me to create a seperate partition for bootcamp or does bootcamp still need to have a single partition (the startup partition) to work?
 

beatsme

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fall3n said:
will that allow me to create a seperate partition for bootcamp or does bootcamp still need to have a single partition (the startup partition) to work?
according to Bootcamp info, it'll only work on a non-partitioned HD. In other words, no, you can't create your own partition and point the Bootcamp installer to it. Sucks, eh?

Bootcamp is currently in beta, though, so it may be that a future release will allow you to make your own partition...perhaps with Leopard.
 

fall3n

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beatsme said:
according to Bootcamp info, it'll only work on a non-partitioned HD. In other words, no, you can't create your own partition and point the Bootcamp installer to it. Sucks, eh?

Bootcamp is currently in beta, though, so it may be that a future release will allow you to make your own partition...perhaps with Leopard.
I sure hope so, it's a pain in the ass. Thank god for drive images.
 
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