Fitting new hard drive in Pismo 500...

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Fitting new hard drive in Pismo 500...

Hi all,

I've recently got my Pismo 500 back up and running after a lengthy argument between it and the logic board, and to give a well-deserved 'welcome back to life' present, I've just bought a 30gb hard drive.

However, I've seen in a few places that there's a 'partition trap' with large hard drives fitted to Pismos, meaning i have to create an 8GB partition for system software when installing Tiger again - is this true?

It seems funny though, because my Pismo has a 10gb drive fitted at the moment (do the maths) and that has no partition. I re-installed Tiger the other day and didn't have to create one, hence my puzzlement when i read somewhere that I'll have to create a partition for a new, larger drive!!!

Any help will be most appreciated.

Special Man

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no u dont have to install x o

no u dont have to install x on the 1st 8gb. thats only with the wallstreet powerbook and beige g3 powermacs. the pismo does not need to have this done

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Phew...

Cheers fella. There's just so much conflicting info on the web. I thought it was strange when I re-installed the other day onto the 10gb drive without having to create a partition.

Excellent:)

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yea, the problem with the 8gb

yea, the problem with the 8gb limit on mac os x is limited to the old world macs. on a new world mac, this is not a problem.

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exactly :)

exactly Smile

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