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10-10-2008, 12:50 PM
My wife has a 250 gb hdd on her iMac running Tiger. She just purchased a 320 gb usb hdd for backups. (How) Can I partition the usb drive for disk cloning and then have the remaining disk space usable? Please advise.

Thanks in advance!

10-10-2008, 12:52 PM
I've posted this before, but to repeat:

* Start Disk Utility
* Select the external drive hardware in the sidebar
* Click the Partition tab
* Use Disk Utility's controls to divide the drive as needed. Use "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" as the format type and name appropriately
* Click Options
* Choose the proper partition scheme (GUID for Intel macs, Apple Partition Map for Power PC) and accept the page
* Click Partition.

10-11-2008, 06:46 PM

If I partition the drive as mentioned, will I be able to access either partition from Linux &/or Windows?

10-11-2008, 11:35 PM
Not unless they understand Mac partitioning.