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Great for old machines
Authored by: discordantus on Jul 14, '03 03:54:23AM
Thanks! I tried this and it worked like a charm. It had additional benifits, too:

I wanted to install my copy of Panther Dev Preview alongside my Jaguar installation. Problem is, the current partitioning scheme I had was not suitable. I have an old machine, so any boot volume must be within the first 8 gigs of the disk. I had one 6.5 gig system partition, one 1 gig OS9 partition, followed by a 1 gig swap partition; followed by the User partition, which filled up the rest of the disk.

I wanted to get the maximum space for my new system partitions, so after deleting the smaller partitions, I multiplied out the number of blocks in 8 gigs. I created a new partition starting at the block number I figured out, and only one block long. Then I divided up the free space in front of it (a little less than 8 gigs) and partitioned it. Finally, I deleted the the 1 block partition and left the 500 megs following it as free space (the rest of the disk is 80gigs, so I wasn't concerned about the wasted space).

This way, I got the absolute maximum space available on my system partitions.

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