Originally Posted By: Jim_
It wasn't Tiger. Anytime you use DU to repartition it deletes the catalog.
Sorry, but you can do a non-destructive repartition with Disk Utility on Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion without losing anything at all.
But if you do that on Tiger you're screwed, that's my point.

About the issue itself, I'll keep on looking to see if I can actually fix this the way I want (and won't be using that HDD until then). If not, I'll buy another HDD, what the heck... frown