Shrinking partitions
  • Butterfly
    Butterfly
    Goodman
    Posts: 99 from 2006/8/2
    Hello forum,

    Which option do we have to shrink partition nowadays? I have Mac Mini dual boot I would like to do some change. My partitions are HFS, HFS+, PFS3.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    NewSense
    Posts: 1259 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK/GB
    MorphOS itself and the file-systems it supports don't allow partitions to be shrunk without losing the data on the partition you are shrinking/modifying, AFAIK. 8-)

    You can 'supposedly' shrink a Mac HFS+ partition via MacOSX, without affecting the data on the partition, but I've never found that to work that successfully, if at all. :-(
    MacMini 1.5GHz,64MB VRAM, PowerBooks A1138/9 (Model 5,8/9),PowerMac G5 2.3GHz(DP), iMac A1145 2.1GHz 20", all with MorphOS v3.17,Airport,Bluetooth,A1016 Keyboard,T-RB22 Mouse,DVD-RW-DL,MiniMax,Firewire/USB2 & MacOSX 10.4/5.
  • »17.07.22 - 09:49
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  • Butterfly
    Butterfly
    Goodman
    Posts: 99 from 2006/8/2
    Quote:

    NewSense wrote:
    MorphOS itself and the file-systems it supports don't allow partitions to be shrunk without losing the data on the partition you are shrinking/modifying, AFAIK. 8-)

    You can 'supposedly' shrink a Mac HFS+ partition via MacOSX, without affecting the data on the partition, but I've never found that to work that successfully, if at all. :-(


    For MacOSX you mean Leopard isn't it? But I have Tiger it doesn't shrink. I was about to upgrade to Leopard and try anyway. First I could try cloning the mac partition, if it is possible with Carbon Copy Cloner. Then I could copy Morphos partition data and paste somewhere. Boot Morphos CD, HDconfig, new partitions System: and Work:, replace into and upgrade to Morphos 3.17.
  • »17.07.22 - 11:13
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