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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:11 am    Post subject: partioning question Reply with quote

is there some way to resize my existing partition without losing any of the data on it? i'd rather not wipe everything to install linux and digging up my osx/9 cds would be a pain.

is it even worth my time or should i just start searching?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you have to pay money for programs like that
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rumours have it that patches for parted are available for this purpose. I have never tried to do it though.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

porodzila wrote:
I think you have to pay money for programs like that


right.. like the OSX cds
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 5:59 pm    Post subject: Re: partioning question Reply with quote

kohi wrote:
is there some way to resize my existing partition without losing any of the data on it? i'd rather not wipe everything to install linux and digging up my osx/9 cds would be a pain.

is it even worth my time or should i just start searching?


I tried it once with parted. But it was taking forever to do it. So I just stopped it. And I did the delete, create smaller partition and reinstall thing.

But parted might have improved on that side.

In any case, you should always do a backup before playing with that.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a great open-source app for backup is Carbon Copy Cloner. Google it. I used it to back up my osx install when I repartioned and it worked beautifully.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

use parted!!!!!!!! emerge parted! It works for me! take a look to gentoo cd, perhaps it is the right version (1.6.6).
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