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Switching iBook HD Partitions
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Sep 18, 2001, 02:22 PM
On my 10 GB dual USB iBook hard drive, I have OS 9 on an 8 GB partition and OS X on a 2 GB partition. I need more room on my OS X partition since I'm switching to it as my primary OS. How do I do this? I thought about starting up on an external FireWire startup disk and just physically dragging the contents of the OS X partition to the 8 GB partition, then dragging the contents of the OS 9 partiton to the 2 GB partition and renaming both of them. Will this not work due to invisible files or something that wouldn't get copied over? How can I do this. Thanks.
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Sep 18, 2001, 03:42 PM
Should work fine with OS 9. I just did it last week. You've got to watch out for a couple things, like mis-directed aliases, and that your email and bookmarks are saving to the correct folders (they might still be directed to the old drive) In fact, I found that by running Disk Warrior and rebuilding the directories on the blank partition before dragging the OS 9 folder to it, I got a more responsive, faster machine than I had from the traditional install route. Don't ask me why.

Also, don't ask me about OS X. Maybe direct that to one of the OS X forums?

Good luck,

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