Repartitioning an external hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by skeen, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. skeen macrumors 6502

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    I bought a Maxtor 3200 500GB external hard drive to store my movies and TV shows on. When I got it I erased it, and it now has one partition, an Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

    I've used about 100GB. What with Leaopard coming out, I'd like for it to have a backup partition for use with Time Machine. I'm also thinking of maybe putting a small partition there to play with Ubuntu.

    Is there a way I can repartition the drive, without losing the data already on there?
     
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  3. MacinDoc macrumors 68020

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    You can do it using Boot Camp, if you have a working copy. I think some commercial utilities can also do it.
     

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