How do I use partitons other than the 8-gig limited partition in OS X?

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How do I use partitons other than the 8-gig limited partition in OS X?

This is probably an RTFM issue, but I don't have the manual to read. I'm at 10.2.8 on a beige G3 MT, and I'm trying to use Disk Copy to copy the 10.4 DVD out to a partition with enough space to hold it. Disk Copy only shows me areas on the 8-gig-limited first partition.

How do I tell it to use another partition or the second hard disk?

Thanks!

Mark M. Hart

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did u use disk utility to par

did u use disk utility to partition the rest of the drive?

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re: disk utility

I don't remember what it was called, but I partitioned it with the apple disk utility when I first installed 9.0. I created a 5-gig partiton #1, a 2-gig partition #2, and a hundred-some-odd gig partition #3. I also created a 128 gig partition on drive #2.

Should I try something different?

Thanks!

Mark M. Hart

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Try partitions of < 20 GB

My Beige G3 wouldn't see partitions of over 20 GB in OS X. So I partitioned my 30 GB HD into 8 GB (system) + 11 GB (storage 1) + 11 GB (storage 2).

Hope this helps.

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Partitions < 20 GB

Having nothing of value on the 2nd drive, I partitioned it into 6 small partitions of 19.9 GB or less. They still didn't show up in the disk copy window, so I went to partition 1 and created a folder called Disk Images. That didn't show up, either, but then I dragged the Disk Images folder into the favorites button and restarted disk copy. It now sees the Disk Images folder and I am creating the image there (goodness knows how long it will take, it's been going for a half hour and the progress bar is only at about half done).

Thanks for the info! Next time I'll try doing the folder-create-and-drag-to-favorites from a big partition and see if it works.

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Partitions < 20 GB

Just to update, I created a folder in a 115-gig partition and dropped it on favorites. It works just fine with disk copy.

Thanks for your help, everybody!

Mark M. Hart

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hey did you partition the dri

hey did you partition the drive useing the OS 9.x install cd that is how i did mine and i see all 3 partitions in OS X. I have a 120gb hdd the first 8gb is for OS X the second partition is 10gb and its for OS 9.2.2 and the 3rd partition is the rest of the hdd for shared data for OS X and OS 9.2.2 to store its programs.

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Partitioning

Yes, the 115G partition was done with the 9.0 setup disk - I have three partitions on my first drive: 5G on partition #1, 2G on partition #2, and 115G on the third partition.

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