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Triple boot a Mac mini with OS X, Ubuntu, and Windows
Authored by: pooprscoopa on Aug 30, '09 08:04:24AM

The reason you couldn't partition with diskutil is because OSX doesn't like to overwrite the previous space of deleted files on the hard disk for recovery reasons. The data is scattered all over the hard disk partition. You need to use a defrag application like idefrag or use an application like carbon copy cloner/disk utility to clone the partition and restore it back to compress the data on that partition into a confined location; allowing you to resize the partition without running into existing data occupying the space you are trying to resize.

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