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Joined: 18 May 2003
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Location: Belgium , Antwerp

PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2004 11:20 pm    Post subject: problems with resizing the harddisk Reply with quote

hi ,

I have a Ibook at home that belongs to my neighbor.
I boted the livecd succesfuly and I wanted to use parted to shrink the MacosX partition on the disk. I searched the forum and found some topics that said hfs+ is supported by parted.
so I'm still getting this error :
(parted) resize 9 0.891 9077.183
No Implementation: Support for checking hfs+ file systems is not implemented

this is the drive geometry:
Disk geometry for /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc: 0.000-19077.187 megabytes
Disk label type: mac
Minor Start End Filesystem Name Flags
1 0.000 0.031 Apple
2 0.031 0.058 Macintosh
3 0.059 0.085 Macintosh
4 0.086 0.113 Macintosh
5 0.113 0.140 Macintosh
6 0.141 0.390 Macintosh
7 0.391 0.640 Macintosh
8 0.641 0.890 Patch Partition
9 0.891 19077.183 hfs+ untitled

I'm using GNU Parted 1.6.8 from the 2004.0 disk.
I want a dualboot system without deleting the existing partition. What can be done ?

btw can anyone tell me what those Macintosh partitions are ? some crap left from the older installs ?

grtz & thx

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Location: Germany/WI

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know parted and have never used it...
But the partitions are needed by OSX if you have installed the Mac OS9 classic environment. Don't change them unless you don't need classic.
Don't delete the first partition (apple_partition_map), it holds the partition map for osx.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:32 pm    Post subject: Gentoo/OSX dual boot Reply with quote

I never did find a (free) program to do OSX partition resizing on the fly. If, by luck, the OSX system is installed on its own partition, you may use the built-in "Disk Utility" to re-size any other partition to make room. This is usually not the case.
I ended up using the free "Carbon Copy Clone" for OSX, downloaded from (that's his name, don't make fun!) to image the system partition (you can span it across CD-size chunks, etc. if you like) and then used the "Disk Utility" while booted from the OSX install disc to re-partition the drive, leaving nearly half of it free for Gentoo.
Theoretically, since I ran CCC with the "Apple Restore" option, I can re-run the OSX install, open "Disk Utility," and put the backed-up image back on the hard drive. Then reboot off the livecd and re-run "yabootconfig" . . . .
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