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stereoj Jul 12, 2000 06:44 PM
partioning a hard disk
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?
 
elzinat Jul 12, 2000 07:03 PM
the software you need came with your computer http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/smile.gif
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).]
 
wlonh 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
 
reader50 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.
 
wlonh 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...
 
stereoj Jul 12, 2000 08:02 PM
thanks for the info! i will just that when i get home http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/biggrin.gif
 
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