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Working strategy for Tiger
Authored by: DrLex on Jun 14, '06 07:10:08PM
This method indeed seems to fail on Tiger, the HFS partition doesn't mount and isn't even recognized in Disk Utility.
However, I have tried a slightly different strategy (in 10.4.6) which produces not just a working Mac partition, but also one that mounts automatically!

I started out in the same way as the article described, i.e. partition in Windows (2 primary partitions), and create the FAT partition in the terminal (I put the FAT partition first, I don't know if this matters). After the failed attempt to create a working HFS partition in the terminal, I simply fired up Disk Utility, selected the second partition, and chose 'Erase' with as disk type 'OS X journaled'. It works!

However, be warned that I tried this before on a disk with a more complex partition scheme, with a corrupted partition table as result (which is practically the same as erasing the entire disk). The cause of the failure was probably because I tried to turn a Linux ext2 partition into HFS+ by erasing it in Disk Utility, and this was an extended partition. The morale of the story is: only use this procedure on a 'fresh' disk, with only primary partitions, and make sure there's nothing of any importance on the disk.

The reason why this works so well may be due to Boot Camp, which requires PC and Mac filesystems to coexist on one disk. It is possible that a HFS+ partition created this way will only be mountable in newer versions of Tiger, so some testing is advised if you want to use such a disk on older systems.

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This works!
Authored by: jordan314 on Jun 23, '06 01:00:12PM

Thanks for this last comment. This is by far the easiest way to get both partitions to mount, follow the initial instructions and then just use disk utility to erase the HFS+ volume. I used Extended Journaled becase Extended Journaled Case Sensitive seems to give some programs (like the adobe CS installer) some problems.
I'm glad I read all the way to the bottom before trying anything else!



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