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Create HFS+ and FAT32 partitions on one external drive.
Authored by: doctorcaligari on Jan 11, '06 12:31:38PM

I have absolutely ZERO knowledge of the UNIX command line, but I followed Silentaccord's instructions and it WORKED! They were very well written, and I was not confused for one minute...except at the end.

In the post, it said after you finish the

commands in
, you can "verify what you've entered using the
command. After that, you can use the
command to write to the partition table.

However, when I use the

command, it mounted the disks, causing the following error:
fdisk: /dev/rdisk1: Device busy
This would throw me out of fdisk, and while the Mac could read the disks fine, Windows XP saw it as unformatted.

I slowed down, got some lunch, and when I came back, I started the process again, but this time I didn't type

. I went straight to
and everything worked PERFECTLY.

I now have a 100GB FAT32 partition for Win/Mac and a 60GB HFS+ partion exclusively for my iBook.

Thanks everyone on a thorough, well documented thread!

12" iBook G4 (1.0GHz)
1.25 GB DDR266 SDRAM
Mac OS X Panther 10.3.9

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