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Mike Nassour
08-13-2009, 04:24 PM
Folks...In the past I've used SuperDuper! to make a clone of my IMac's hard drive, a nice simple operation, straight across, to make a bootable copy. And indeed it HAS saved my bacon! When my elderly internal died last month, I simply opened up the external case inserted the drive and away I went!

Now...I've got a new external and here's the question. I want to partition this 1TB drive into equal partitions. On one will reside My ITunes Library. On the other...the SuperDuper! image. The question is...if I place this partitioned drive in my IMac G5, will it boot or will that second partition interfere?

thanks! Mike Nassour

08-13-2009, 04:26 PM
If properly partitioned (Apple Partition Map for your Power PC Mac), yes.

Mike Nassour
08-13-2009, 04:30 PM
Disk Utility reports "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". Will that do it?

08-13-2009, 08:00 PM
No, that's a format, not a partition scheme. Partitioning is done at a lower level. I discuss it in various threads on the forum...

Mike Nassour
08-15-2009, 11:40 AM
Got it, I'll search. thanks!