#3816 - 04/19/0210:20 PMA totally Mac post redeaux.
Now, I don't mind y'all snickering at this, but I've never partitioned a HD in my life. And here I am with this sweet 20 GB HD, which I defragged over the weekend. Ooohhhhhh it did feel like it took the entire weekend. So, if I partition Larry (yeah, I name my drives), would this mean I'd only need to defrag the partition that I keep my working files on? Saving myself hours of down time? I'm thinking the answer is yes. Any downside to partitioning? Is it a dangerous operation in the hands of one who's never done it before?<br><br>OH GAWD THIS IS SO LIBERATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>[color:blue]A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. – W. Wonka</font color=blue>
If you're going to partition at all, you'll need to move your HD's contents somewhere else. Back it all up. I believe creation of any new partition requires a complete disk reformat, so you might as well zero the drive and then partition, then reinstall and move everything on to your newly reformatted partitions.<br><br><br>
So, this sounds like something I should have done when my G4 was virgin new. Of course, the reformatting makes sense. <br><br>To be honest, I was stretching for a totally Mac subject post. That's now allowed at the new (and reviled) MacCentral Lounge. They're moving tech posts outta the lounge and into the GD forum. Nothing but tech talk in GD now. Looks like some of us are landing here, if they'll have us.<br><br>I haven't seen you at MC in awhile. Have you been here all that time?<br><br>[color:blue]A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men. – W. Wonka</font color=blue>
You can do this at any time during the life of your Mac.<br><br>I used to have my large (large to me at one time..40GB) partitioned into 2 20GB sides..but I have since gone back to one partition.<br><br>So check out my other reply in your first thread about this..and let me know if you still need help.<br><br>
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