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Partition Hard Drive
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May 15, 2001, 12:56 PM
Is there a way to partition your hard drive with wiping all of the data? I have an iMac with OSX and OS 9.1 on the same partition and don't want to reinstall everything from scratch.
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May 15, 2001, 01:15 PM
backup your data, partition the drive, then copy everythying back into your partition from your backup
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May 15, 2001, 08:08 PM
No, theres not!
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If this is possible, I know I'd pay for it!

If you know anybody that has a FW drive, (or if you could rent one?). You could go with the previous comment from Jsnuff. I've never used an imac but if you can install a second drive, it'll be a great investment.

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May 17, 2001, 12:48 PM
I could be completely wrong on this, but doesn't LaCie's Silverlining allow you to expand/condense partitions non-destructively?

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May 18, 2001, 08:16 AM
FWB's Hard Disk Toolkit allow's dynamic partitioning. However, only after you have first formatted the drive using Hard Disk Toolkit.
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May 18, 2001, 10:19 AM
on the other hand, a complete clean strip (zero all data) is a damn good idea at least once a year: it blows out so many cobwebs and refreshes your whole outlook (providing you back-up your personal info, of course).

then a clean re-install of all your apps runs so much smoother.

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