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partioning a hard disk
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stereoj
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Jul 12, 2000, 06:44 PM
 
i have a mac dvse running 9.0.4 with finalcut pro and i would like to partion my hard drive so that i can keep my system software on one side and my video stuff on another. how do i do this? do i need special software to do so? and if so what is the best software for the job?
     
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Jul 12, 2000, 07:03 PM
 
the software you need came with your computer
the program of interest is called Drive Setup, located in the Utilities folder of your MacOS CD.

Note: backing up before partitioning is stronly recommended.

[This message has been edited by elzinat (edited 07-12-2000).]
     
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Jul 12, 2000, 07:20 PM
 
backup? i'd say it is more than strongly recommended, it is absolutely neccessary because reformatting means you must reinit that HD and we all know what that means...

or we should all know what it means!

you can use MacOS Help to explain the Drive Setup procedure(s) but they are quite straightforward and easy to do
     
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Jul 12, 2000, 07:40 PM
 
The latest version (4.0) of FWB's Hard Disk Toolkit claims that it can repartition without data loss.
     
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Jul 12, 2000, 07:47 PM
 
i have found that sticking with Apple's Drive Setup if at all possible is best

third-party drivers? only if absolutely necessary...
     
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Jul 12, 2000, 08:02 PM
 
thanks for the info! i will just that when i get home
     
   
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