OS X :: Can Leopard Partition Without Formatting?

May 16, 2009

I need to install leopard onto my laptop using a disc image and need to create a partition on my FW drive. I heard leopard can do this with out formatting.

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Hardware :: Formatting LaCie HDD Mac/Windows XP Partition?

Apr 16, 2008

I just got my LaCie 1TB external HDD and I need to split it into two partitions, I need one to be Mac OS X, and one compatible with Windows XP, I assume that'll be Fat32 or NTFS.

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OS X :: Partition External Hard Drive Without Formatting

Dec 26, 2009

if i can partition my Windows NFTS External Hard Drive. I do not want to format it because i have some important files and programs on my External Hard drive, But I also want to use it for Time Machine Backup. I was wondering if it was possible to Not format my Hard drive, Partition it, And then format the 2nd partition to Mac, and use it for time machine. I am using Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8

The Capacity of the EHD is 55.9GB
Available: 37.1GB
Used: 18.8GB

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OS X :: Disk Utility - Formatting A Partition Without Erasing The Whole Drive?

Mar 31, 2009

I've been backing up my Powerbook G4 for a few months using Time Machine to an external firewire drive with two partitions; one for the backups, and a much larger one for all my music, video, pictures, etc. I got a new mac mini over the weekend and I want to format the Time Machine partition without erasing the one with all my other files so I can start backing up the Mini.

Is this possible using Disk Utility? If so, how?

Both computers are running Leopard.

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Windows On Mac :: Formatting As Single OSX Volume (Removing Ubuntu Partition)

Jul 2, 2010

Now, I set up a partition to run Ubuntu on my MacBook, but now I want to remove that partition to make room for Windows XP. When I go to Boot Camp Assistant, I try to click 'Continue' but it gives me this: I thought I could fix the problem using Disk Utility, but I couldn't understand what I could do. I thought it would work by erasing them, but I may have made the problem worse. Here is what it looks like: I tried booting the Ubuntu disc as I read I could remove the partition using that, but I don't understand how that would work.

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Windows On Mac :: Install Xp Sp1 By Formatting Partition To Windows Instead Of Bootcamp?

Feb 22, 2009

you cant use a windows xp sp1 disk to install windows xp onto your mac using bootcamp.What i wanted to know is if i partition my HD then format it to a recognizable format for windows installation disks, would i be able to install windows xp sp1 that way?or would the same principle apply as bootcamp and sp1 versions of xp are incapable of being installed on macs?

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OS X :: Formatting Internal HDD On Snow Leopard?

May 21, 2010

I noticed this morning my internal 1TB HDD I use for my Time Machine backups had disappeared from Finder, tried formatting/First Aid and I get the following error


Originally Posted by Disk Utility

Disk Erase failed with the error:

POSIX reports: The operation couldn�t be completed. Cannot allocate memory

Tried the fixes on MacFixIt but I get the following errors in Terminal


Originally Posted by Terminal

Started erase on disk1

Unmounting disk


newfs_hfs: write (sector 0): Cannot allocate memory

Mounting disk

Could not mount disk1 with name (null) after erase

Error: -9944: File system formatter failed

Mark-Nicholsons-Mac-Pro:~ markleshark$



Originally Posted by Terminal

fdisk: /dev/disk1: Permission denied

Any ideas? Could really do without the drive being cooked.

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MacBook Pro :: Formatting My Hard Drive And Installing Leopard?

Dec 26, 2007

I think I'm going to format my hard drive to delete everything from it and start fresh with leopard. I already have leopard installed, but I think I should just format my hard drive (after backing up what I truly need like my music and other files) and then just install leopard.

Question, I have read that I go to disk utility to do this (format and install leopard), is this correct? If so, what else do I need to know before I do this?

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OS X :: Formatting Hard Drive And Installing Snow Leopard?

Jan 24, 2010

I am having problems with my I-Mac. It is the 2.8GHZ 24" model and when I try to start it up I get a white screen with a blinking grey file folder with a "?" mark in it??

I had this problem before. Erased the hard drive and then reinstalled everything. I made it through it but I think I may have done it wrong. Anyways the computer worked good till the other day. I upgraded to Snow Leopard and now it is doing it again.

Do I need to start with the install disk 1 that came with the computer and install disk 2, then install snow leopard? Or can is there a faster route of doing this?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: External Hard Drive Formatting?

Mar 18, 2012

I have an external hard drive which I first used with my pc.  It is formatted for NTFS. Now with my new MBP, I want to back up data, and I am having no luck.  The external hard drive is a Verbatim brand, 500GB. On their website FAT32 download dosnt work!  I have tried disk utility with no luck.  What am I missing?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Avoid Formatting On A Stolen Macbook

Mar 22, 2012

Is there a way to avoid a Snow Leopard reinstalling/formatting if someone steals my macbook? 

I mean, if the stolen macbook gets formatted I won't be able to use  hidden app that locates the mac, uses the iSight camera, takes screenshots and send them to my mail.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Formatting A WD Elements 3TB External Drive?

Apr 14, 2012

I am, I hope, at the end of a 36+ hour formatting process with this WD Elements 3TB external drive. I decided to zero out the drive and when I went to bed last night at around 12am, there were about 6 hours left in the process. This morning at aroud 9am I went to check on the drive, expecting it to be ready to go, but I found it writing a temporary file. The progress bar is about 90% done. Is this part of the normal zeroing out process? If so, how long should this take? If this ISN'T part of the normal process, what should I do? 

Mac Mini 2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 512 MB DDR SDRAM

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Repair System Files Without Formatting Hard Disk

May 12, 2012

can you tell me how to repair system files without formatting my hard disk.

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Mac Pro :: Leopard On Partition?

Dec 9, 2010

I recently bought a new Mac Pro. It is the one before the newest model. I am wondering if I can install leopard from a retail disk onto a partition on its internal HDD. The mac came w/ snow leopard, but I need to use leopard for the applescript/speech compatibility. If it can't be installed, is there any way to fix SL's speech recognition/applescript integration?

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OS X :: Can't Resize Leopard Partition

Jul 15, 2009

I'm in Disk Utility and I can see that the Leopard partition takes up about half of the total disk space. There is nothing else on the disk, the partition just isn't that big. I wanted to expand the partition to fill up the whole disk but I get an error that the partition map is too small or something.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: No Partition Available On MBP

Jun 8, 2012

When I turn on my MBP and hold the option key there are no partition available. I changed my HDD and try to install OSX snow leopard on the new one but I cannot find my new HDD in Disk Utility either. I look into System Profiler and couldn't find my HDD. Also Apple's Hardware test does not show any problem with my MBP and My new HDD is okay.What exactly is wrong with my MBP?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Won't Reinstall Leopard And Keep Bootcamp Partition

Apr 13, 2009

Can i Re-install Leopard and keep My Bootcamp Partition? Cause I think sumthing is up with my hard drive I repair permissions every day and the same tons of permission repairs come up every time i dont know what they are or why the permissions keep messing up everyday. Would reinstalling Leopard Fix this?

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OS X :: Installing Snow Leopard On Second Partition?

Aug 28, 2009

I've read it is possible to partition your hard drive so you can have leopard and snow leopard installed at the same time on one computer, correct?Can I partition my current drive without having to reinstall leopard? or lose any data? I will of course have a back up but is it possible to create another partition if I have room while keeping my leopard install intact?If later I decide I love (or hate) snow leopard can I get rid of the other partition and expand one of the partitions to take up the entire hard drive (like how I have it now) again without reinstalling or losing data? (on the partition I intend to keep not the one i get rid of obviously)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Partition IMac HD

Mar 22, 2012

Disk utility shows the WDC My Book as the main drive:When in disk utility I cannot select my Macintosh HD owing to the selection being directed to the 1TB WDC My Book remaining on the list of options, even though this machine has died.How can I remove it? -  I am loathe to hit the Erase button in case it also erases my Macintosh HD. I want to partition my Mac HD so that I can install Lion as well as Snow Leopard.

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Intel Mac :: How To Put Snow Leopard On Partition

Apr 22, 2012

I'm trying to put Snow Leopard on a partition. I have Lion installed on my main disc and when I try to boot from the snow leopard disc I get the 3 beep sounds. I've done this before I just don't remember how. It won't let me boot from the partition.

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Windows On Mac :: BootCamp Cannot Partition Disk In Leopard?

Oct 28, 2007

I am trying to set up a windows partition using bootcamp in leopard but it tells me some files cannot be moved and it cannot create a partition. I verified and repaired permissions and tried again but still no go.

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OS X :: Create A Partition In Leopard Without Losing Data?

Jan 20, 2008

i have an external drive that's 1TB that i use for all sorts of things but Time Machine as well.having read that the time machine backup tends to increase over time i'd like to make a partition for it, just like others have done in topics i've read.

the question is this,can i make a sub-partition of, say 100GB using disk utility or something but not lose data from my drive?

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OS X :: Re Size Partition - Change Leopard To 200g?

Jun 29, 2009

i have a macbook pro , the harddisk is 250g ,i install two operating system, windows xp and leopard, the xp partition is 150g, leopard partition is 100g, i want to resize the partition , change leopard partition to 200g, xp partition 50g, how to do it? recommend a free software.

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OS X :: Installing Snow Leopard - Restoring From HD Partition (FAT)

Dec 14, 2009

I have a usb 2.0 Western Digintal My passport external harddrive and I formatted one of the partitions to mac os extended and another one to MS-DOS (FAT). When I install snow leopard and try to retrieve back my files will my mac still be able to read them and place them back on the mac hdd?

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OS X :: How To Install Snow Leopard From Windows Partition

Jan 8, 2010

So my installation disc from Apple is not working and my hard drive is fine, so I was able to install Windows 7 into a separate partition. I have a Macbook Pro so it is definitely possible to install Snow Leopard OSX. I have acquired a .dmg of the installation disc. I was wondering, is it possible to install this .dmg install file through the Windows 7 OS?

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Windows On Mac :: 7 Can See Snow Leopard Partition - How To Stop It

Mar 31, 2010

I've installed windows 7 on my mackbook pro. When I login on windows the is an E: drive labled macintosh hd. It gives me read only access to every users directory.

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OS X :: Won't Work With Clone HDD With Leopard And Bootcamp Partition

May 18, 2010

I am looking for a way to clone my HDD that has Leopard and BootCamp XP Partition all in one shot without having to do 2 seperate backups.

Also after I have the image, I would like to deploy to around 150 Mac Minis not at the same time atleast 2 or 3 at a time.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Boot From Snow Leopard Partition

Feb 12, 2012

I have a Macbook Pro from 2008. It previously just had one partition, with Lion on it.  

I created a new partition for Snow Leopard 

I installed Snow leopard from a retail disk on the second partition. The installation went fine, and I got the message at the end that the installation was successful, and to restart the computer.  

When I restart it, it just goes to the gray Apple screen, with the spinning gear, and never gets farther than that. The gear is spinning.  

I can still boot successfully into Lion. Once I booted into Lion, I chose the Snow Leopard partition as the Startup Disk, but the same thing happens - just the gray Apple screen and spinning gear. I've let the machine sit for half an hour in that state, but it still does nothing but the spinning gear. 

why I can't boot successfully into Snow Leopard and how I can fix it? 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 :: Can't Install Snow Leopard In One Lion Partition

May 31, 2012

I have created the partition running Mac OS X lion, rebooted the system with option (or C) key and my macbook crashes and shows a sign saying 'you need to switch of the computer, hold down the .... and restart' and I am not able to install snow leopar in my new partition.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Can't Load On An Empty Partition

Jul 5, 2012

In February I bought a new Mac Book Pro that came loaded with OS X Lion.  I want to run Final Cut Pro on it.  I bought FCP on ebay but can't load it because it is a PowerPC app and Lion won't load it.   

I added a partition to my hard drive to load Snow Leopard, bought SL online and am trying to install SL. 

If I try to run the install app from within Lion I get this message:  "You can't use this version of the application install Mac OX X.app with this version of Mac OS X."  Then in small print this:  "You have Install Mac OS X.app 23.1" 

If I try to boot from the SL Install DVD I get this message:  "You need to restart your computer.  Hold down the Power button until it turns off, then press the Power button again."  I do this and it always comes back to this same message. 

I tried booting to the Recovery HD but can't get that to allow anything either. 

MacBook Pro

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