HDD partitioning on mac (4)

1 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-06-12 00:51 ID:ZTUM5kOk

Hi, I have an old powerpc and I just cloned its disk to a 10gb disk using HDClone. The problem is that HDClone creates a partition the exact same size as the original disk, meaning that my 10gb HDD right now has a 1.2gb partition with OS9 on it and the rest is unpartitionned. I was wondering how I can resize the partition on OS9 since I am not used to macs. Thanks

2 Name: Albright!LC/IWhc3yc : 2006-06-12 01:25 ID:JN1T/y25

The program actually did that? I'm not familiar with that program, but that doesn't make any sense.

Anyway, using OS 9 is starting to get a bit fuzzy, but I'm pretty sure there's a standard utility to partition disks on the OS installation disc if not in the Utilities folder as well. It'll be a destructive partition, though. Will Disk Copy do it?

3 Name: 4n0n4ym0u5 h4xx0r : 2006-06-12 12:20 ID:/DbUooWZ

HDClone usually does a copy the exact same size as the original disk, or at least the free version. I do not have the OS9 disk since I bought the mac at a garage sale. I can try to download it however. I dont know what Disk Copy is. Thanks for the suggestions, I'll try them whenever I can.

4 Name: Albright!LC/IWhc3yc : 2006-06-13 02:49 ID:JN1T/y25

All right, is the 10GB disk external? If so, I'd attach it to another computer and reformat it using that. (It's okay if the other computer is a PC; the Mac OS as far back as 7.5 can read DOS-formatted disks.) Then re-attach it to the Mac and format it back to the Mac format using File: Erase Disk. Then use some backup utility that doesn't repartition the diskā€¦ With Mac OS 9, I think just Select All and drag-and-dropping to the other disk should work.

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