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Re: Partitioning?

On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 04:22:47PM -0000, Ian Rutson wrote:
> I have been given a Beige Mac G3/233/96Mb/4Gb
> I would like to use Linux and Mac OS dual boot on it.
> I have installed Debian Woody on a 2nd 200Mb hard drive to check everything
> is Ok and it works well.  But I would like to give Linux some more space.
> Is there any way to split the 4Gb main drive in half and allocate 2gb to Mac
> OS and 2 gb to Linux?
> I do not have the MAC OS 8.1 system disk.  I have borrowed a copy of 9.1 but
> I can't persuade it to boot.  I have tried holding down 'c' and selecting
> the CDROM as the startup disk.
> Are there any non destructive partitioners for Mac like Partition Magic for
> PC?

Yes, and that's about your only option if you can't back
up what's there. (The tools will not guarantee success 
either, you _should_ have a backup in any case).

Hard Disk Toolkit will shrink the partition.

"The way the Romans made sure their bridges worked is what 
we should do with software engineers. They put the designer 
under the bridge, and then they marched over it." 
-- Lawrence Bernstein, Discover, Feb 2003

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