Windows On Mac :: Increase Partition Size By Booting From Install Disk?

Jun 21, 2010

I noticed that in disk utility in the install disk, you can drag to change a partition size. Does this erase data?

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Windows On Mac :: How To Increase Partition Size

Apr 1, 2007

I'm prepping to install Vista over XP (my friend says I'm downgrading, which I probably am). As I noted in an earlier post, I need to give more space to my Windows partition. Does this sequence look OK to you guys?

1. Boot from Mac OS X Install DVD. Check "Macintosh HD" and "NO NAME" for errors; fix if needed.

2. Defragment "Macintosh HD" and "NO NAME".

3. Use GParted or iPartition (on LiveCDs) to see how much space is left between the two partitions.

4. Boot in to Mac OS X on "Macintosh HD". Use diskutil to shrink "Macintosh HD".

5. Boot from GParted LiveCD. Use GParted to move and expand "NO NAME", remembering the buffer between partitions as determined in step 3.

6. Boot from Mac OS X Install DVD. Check "Macintosh HD" and "NO NAME" for errors; fix if needed.

7. Install Vista and pray I don't run out of space...

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Windows On Mac :: Trying To Increase Bootcamp Partition Size?

Nov 18, 2010

Here is my situation. So I am wanting to increase the size of my Bootcamp partition from 5gb (for some reason I didn't pay attention and it was set to 5gb as the default the first go around) to around 7 or 8gb.

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Windows On Mac :: How To Increase The Size Of A Boot Camp Partition

Jun 3, 2010

I want to make my windows partition bigger, but I don't want to have to delete my current one, re-partition, and then have to re-install everything. Is there a way to do this?

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MacBook Pro :: Possible To Increase Size Of Partition Once Created?

Mar 3, 2012

I have created a partition using Bootcamp of 50GB. In hindsight, I believe I need more space. Is there a way to increase the size now or do I need to go back and re-do the whole process?

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MacBook Pro :: Increase The Partition Size Of Virtual Machine?

May 10, 2012

Is there an easy way to increase the partition size of my virtual machine?

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OS X :: Increase Mac OS Partition Without OS Disk?

Jun 13, 2010

I don't normally have a Mac, but I checked one out from my university library that is configured in a dual boot with Win XP. I did this because I wanted to install iOS 4 GM on my iPhone, which you can only do on a Mac using iTunes 9.2 beta.

I did everything and got it working perfectly, the only problem is that I would like to fill my 32GB iPhone with all my music but the Mac OS partition on the computer is only 30GB with realistically about 9GB of total storage to play with, maybe a few more GB if I started deleting some programs. The Win XP partition is 45GB with about 35GB available.


1: Is there a way that I could get iTunes to recognize and use music from within the Win XP partition?

2: If not, is there a way that I could increase the size of the Mac OS partition without the OS disk?

To preempt any questioning, there are absolutely no restrictions from the University library on what you can do with these laptops (software wise at least). They just reformat them each time you return them. The standard desktop background on the computer gives you the administrator username and password.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Make A Disk Partition To Install Windows With Bootcamp?

May 16, 2012

I would like to install windows 7 ultimate 64 bit on my mac on a partition created with bootcamp to play many MMOs that are not compatible with mac. It 's safe or need a safety backup ?     

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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PowerBook :: Increase The System Disk Partition?

Dec 11, 2014

i have powerbook g4  macos x version 10.5 i need to update my software to  10.8  but the problems its the partition of mac os x is too small

how to increase the system disk partition

null, Mac OS X (10.5)

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MacBook Air :: Finding Maximum Size Of Windows 7 Partition Size

Dec 17, 2009

i read may post about this but still do not have a solid answer. Will 20GB partition be fine with my Macbook Air SSD drive ?

I only plan on installing a antivirus software and thats about it, maybe 1 program.

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Mac Pro :: Scratch Disk Partition And Size With Disk Utility

Sep 8, 2010

My new 2010 hexacore Mac will have 24G memory, an OWC Extreme Pro 120G SSD (positioned in the lower optical bay) and four 2TB WD RE4 drives. I'll use my old Synology 209 NAS (two 1TB WD Green Raid 1 drives) for TM backups over 1000Mbps Ethernet. Yes, I'll need to upgrade to a larger NAS very soon. This will be my first Mac Pro (have MBPs and iMac) and will be used for web design and development (mostly Adobe CS5 products).

The SSD will be used for boot and application files. I plan to use Disk Utility to create a 1+0 Raid array for data files. For a Scratch disk, should I:
1) create a partition on the 1+0 Raid Array for Scratch
2) partition a chunk of the SSD for Scratch
3) attach a spare external 2.5" WD drive via Firewire 800 for Scratch

Based on my reading, it seems that option 1 makes the most sense but I'm not entirely sure if you can partition a 1+0 array with Disk Utility. I'm pretty sure option 3 is quite silly but wanted to toss out the idea. Lastly, are there any generic recommendations on scratch volume sizing?

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Windows On Mac :: Won't Work With Partition Size & Windows Size

Jun 22, 2009

I heard from multiple Youtube videos and walkthroughs that said that Windows took 4gb, so I made a 24gb partition. After installation, I go to "Computer" (c: drive), and it says 9gbs free of 24gbs.

I'm using a MBP 2.53 w/ 9600, and installed Windows 7 RC 64bit. What happened? How can I see what's taking up all that space?

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Windows On Mac :: Increase Partition - Completely Reinstall?

Aug 7, 2010

When I installed windows 7 I didn't partition enough space for all of the windows programs I need. To increase the partition to I have to completely reinstall windows?

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OS X :: Hard Disk Partition Strategy With Appropriate Size

Jun 11, 2009

I have a Mac mini with a 55 G internal hard drive with a 750 G One Touch Maxtor drive (actually just 698 G) attached via firewire. Later this month I'll be upgrading from Tiger to Leopard, and I'm assuming a clean install makes most sense. I'd like to partition the Maxtor drive to provide general storage as well as Time Machine backups. Although it's not vitally important, I could envision having a partition to handle Windows. Should I create three partitions: one for approx 55 G to handle the current contents of my internal drive for the upgrade; one for approx ?? G to handle potential Windows; and the remaining space to handle Time Machine.

- How large should a Windows partition be? There are some apps that would be useful to have, but highly unlikely it will be an important part of my routine. Should I be stingy? Can I get a Windows install in about 10 G? 20 G?
- Can I partition the Maxtor while it has data? Currently there is about 25 G of files. Many are expendable.
- Disk Utility seems to default to PPC settings, though the mini has an Intel processor. I'll want a GUID Partition Table for at least one partition, correct?
- Does it make sense to install Leopard on an external partition in case the internal drive ever fails? Or is that a waste of space for now? (One assumes I'd be able to rescue the machine via the install disks.)
- I suppose everyone's experience with Time Machine is different based on how they use their computers, but is there a rough guideline on how much space to devote to Time Machine?

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Windows On Mac :: BootCamp Partition Not Booting

Dec 18, 2010

I've been running Windows 7 64 bit on my MacBook Pro for many months now and have had no problems with it, however last week my BootCamp partition decided not to launch anymore and instead it goes straight into Startup Repair. Startup Repair is never able to find a problem and shuts my computer down straight after. Now I'm stuck using OS X without the programs and such I need.

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Mac Pro :: How To Re-size A Partition That Shares A Drive With System 'disk'

Mar 25, 2012

Some time ago, I partitioned my Bay 1 drive (640GB) to two partitions, of equal size. Now, I find that on the system 'disk' partition, there is a lot of space I don't really need, and could use in the other partition. I find that I can shrink the system partition, but can't expand the second partition to use the extra space.

Mac Pro Quad-Core, Mac OS X (10.7), MacBook Pro 13", iPad,iPhone 4S

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Mac :: How To Can Change The Icon For The Windows Partition When Booting With The Alt Key

Dec 25, 2006

how i can change the icon for the windows partition when booting with the alt key? I already replace the icon under MacOSX but that doesn't have effect. It works fine on the OSX partition,

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OS X :: Access Mac Partition When Booting Directly To Windows

Mar 1, 2009

I have MacBookPro Unibody 2.53 ghz 15" 4GB and 320 GB

-Partitioned it with bootcamp assistant to Mac(220gb) and Windows(100gb)

-loaded Windows vista on bootcamp partition

-Installed VMWare fusion to use windows vista from bootcamp partition

-All my docs pics are in mac partition

-With vmware i can access files from windows and mac but when i need to boot directly into windows i should be able to use the docs and pics from the mac partition directly.. (eg i am using picasa to arrange my pics i should be able to get the pics folder mapped in windows somehow.

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Windows On Mac :: Partition Errors In Bootcamp When Booting Vista?

Mar 25, 2009

I did the Bootcamp thing, partitioned the drive and installed Vista. Everything went well and Vista works just fine. But everytime I boot into windows, I get partition errors before it boots.

For example it says:

"Warning: Unrecognized partition table for Drive 80. Please rebuild it using a Microsoft-compatible FDISK tool (err=4)"

It will come up 3 times, and then boot into Vista. Both OSX and Vista are working fine, but something is definately wrong though since I am getting this error.

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Mac Pro :: What Size Partition To Use For Windows

Feb 16, 2008

I just got my new Mac Pro set up and am going to install Vista via Bootcamp. I'm just wondering what size partition people use. I'm thinking 60 GB on a 320 GB drive. I would only use it sparingly. Mostly for a select few programs that I may still need to use on a PC.

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Windows On Mac :: Use Disk Utility To Create OSX Partition / Working After Manual Partition

Jan 12, 2010

First some background info. I recently purchased a 1TB hard drive for my 13" MBP, and I am about to do a clean install of OSX 10.6 and Win7 64bit on separate partitions.

And I want to setup the partitions before I install using Disk Utility. The reason for this is because I'm under the assumption that when creating a NTFS partition its better for the disk to be blank so it can put the MFT(Master file table) and MFT Mirror wherever it wants instead of some random spot on the disk (that way disk writes will be faster). The MFT thing was true when converting a FAT32 disk to NTFS. Nativity formatted NTFS disks were always faster then ones converted from FAT32, because the MFT was spread out instead of at the start of the disk.

I'm worried that installing OSX and then using the bootcamp utility will cause the MFT on my NTFS partition to end up in a un-optimal place and disk Reads/Writes will be slower.

Ok, so here's my questions.

1.) Should I be using a GUID Partition Table or Master Boot Record(Remember OSX 10.6 and Win7)?

2.) Should I use Disk Utility to Create a the OSX partition and then leave the second partition as Free Space? / Or should I use a third party utility and make the OSX partition and the NTFS partition at the same time?

3.) If I do create the partitions Manualy, will bootcamp still work correctly?

4.) Should I Use Journaled or Case-Sensitive Journaled on my OSX partition?

I know all of the questions were stupid, but there isn't any info on the web about it.

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Windows On Mac :: Startup Disk Cannot Partition Or Restore To Single Partition?

Sep 7, 2010

Got my first MacBook Pro about 2 months ago and I have been enjoying it to full effect, installing programs such as logic studio and photoshop cs5 on it. Recently, however, I decided that I would like to access some of my windows based programs when I am on the road and don't have my desktop pc with me. So I bought a fresh copy of 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate and sat at my macbook, put the disc in and then loaded up Boot Camp. I went through the menu options, decided that I wanted a 50GB partition, leaving my Mac OS drive at 182 GB with 83GB to spare. However, when I started partitioning, after about a minute it stopped and this error message appeared: "The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp Assistant for installing Windows.".

I tried cleaning all my temporary files and deleting some files in my downloads that were quite large and I restarted my machine. The problem persisted. Is there a solution to this problem that does not involve doing all this rubbish with a fresh install of Mac OS? I don't have any method of backup apart from a couple of 4GB flash drives..

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IMac :: Shows Black Screen - Booting With Windows Partition

Nov 22, 2010

Just installed Windows XP using bootcamp and usually no problems switching between operation systems. Recently started using an USB modem for my wireless internet connection. Internet works on both Mac and windows through the modem. Now the problem is whenever I restart or switch on my computer, it shows a black screen if I choose windows partition to boot. No problem if I start through mac partition. If I unplug the USB modem, everything goes fine and I have to plug the modem after starting windows. Is there any solution so that I can permanently plugin the USB modem and avoid booting problem?

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Windows On Mac :: Minimum Partition Size For OS X?

Oct 22, 2010

I'm considering getting the new MacBook Air, and using it mainly as a Windows notebook. So I'm trying to figure out if I can get away with the lower-end 64GB configuration. What's the minimum size I need to give the Mac OSX partition, just so I can boot into it occasionally for bootcamp updates and other such housekeeping tasks?

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OS X :: Changing The Size Of Windows Partition?

Feb 6, 2009

I recently used boot camp to install windows on my intel iMac. It all worked great, but now I'd like to give it more hard drive space on it's partition. Is there any way to change the partition size without having to erase the partition and start over?

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Windows On Mac :: BootCamp Partition Size For XP

Mar 14, 2009

For my MacBook Pro with 320Gb hdd, I chose to do the bootcamp partition for 32Gb and not divide half for it, however, when I now realized that my disk space for bootcamp has used up more than 17Gb, and now it doesn't even have enough disk space for a single game. I do not want to sacrifice half of the disk space for windows, how am I going to deal with this problem as it only allows me to choose between 32Gb and divide equally? Any better solution beside repartitioning again

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Windows On Mac :: Any Way To Decrease Partition Size?

Aug 17, 2009

Lets say I originally give XP 30GB. I later realize thats too much. Can I lower that to 15?

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OS X :: Determining Appropriate Windows 7 Partition Size?

Dec 24, 2009

I am a relatively new "Mac convert" -- approx 3 months. I have a MacBook Pro 13", 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB Internal HD, two 500GB external drives and I am running OS X 10.6.2. Bootcamp is ver 3.0.1.

I am preparing to install Windows 7 so I can utilize a few of my old Windows program. The Windows programs will, most probably, be limited to Micorsoft Office Outlook, ActiveSync, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Premier Elements. What would be a recommended, or optimal, Windows partition size to accommodate the mentioned programs and still give me some "spare" space if I decide to add a couple of more Windows programs to the list.

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Windows On Mac :: Suitable Partition Size For XP?

Feb 18, 2010

I'm going to be installing it right after I finished up with a long movie I've been making. How Much of a 160GB HD Do I Partition for Windows XP?

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Windows On Mac :: VM Ware Partition Size?

Jun 11, 2010

I recently upgraded to a new Intel X-25 80G SSD on my 2007 MBP. While looking at what to move onto the new smaller SSD I noted that VM Ware had my virtual machine partitioned to 20 G. The settings in VM Ware however wouldn't let me shrink it to a smaller size. It said that 20 G was a minimum. I'm only actually using about 10G and would like to free up some more space on the smaller SSD. Does anyone know how I might do this if it is even possible?

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