Dual Booting All discussion on Dual Booting 2 operating systems (or even more!) on the Dell Mini
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Join Date: Apr 2009
11-25-2009, 12:34 PM
I've never done this in OS X (only in Linux, with the program GParted, or with the command-line Parted), but you may want to read this thread ...
Resizing HFS+ partition
apparently it can be done ... though I was thinking that adding partitions was a destructive process, it seems that DiskUtility now may be able to do this in a nondestructive manner.
Make sure you backup your data __before__ you start the process.
yup, this article hits the nail on the head ...
Using DiskUtility for NonDestructive Resizing, Addition of Partitions
I had been using Ubuntu & Gentoo soooo much the last 2 or 3 years, that my familiarity w/ OS X had "atrophied" somewhat ... working w/ my Mini10v and this site has been a nice way to come back into the OS X fold.
Snow Leopard 10.6.6
128GB SSD + 16GB SDHC
2TB of NFS mounts courtesy of foonas-ized LinkStations
as opensource TimeCapsules (+ p910nd printserver & Firefly media server)
see LinkStationWiki.net for details on how to make your OS X experience richer with a modded NAS device
Time Capsule/Time Machine Support on Your LinkStation
Join Date: Aug 2009
11-28-2009, 10:11 AM
I've been in a simliar situation a while back where I had OSX taking the whole HD & wanted to dual boot with Win7.
At first I thought I'd shrink the drive as suggested above & used 'gparted' (had a TM backup just in case) which worked fine (took forever though) & in the end Win7 wouldn't install no matter what I tried.
Ending up following one of the dual booting 'How To's' & reformatted the whole drive. Did the Win7 install then restored my TM backup to the other partition & reinstalled the bootloader etc. - All now working fine
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