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10.4: Backup, restore, resize, and convert Boot Camp partitions
Authored by: bnz on May 19, '07 12:17:32PM
I agree. This instruction is highly misleading as the author assumes that a disk image is already made. Here is another comment: it seems that FAT32 partitions cannot be greater than 32GB. So what if i wanted to resize to a 40GB partition? I assume that the requirement to use fat is due to the fact that MacOS cannot write to NTFS partitions. However, what about using MacFuse (http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/)? Does that work?

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10.4: Backup, restore, resize, and convert Boot Camp partitions
Authored by: kpgwolf on Sep 01, '07 12:49:08PM

I haven't tried this technique, but NTFS-3G via MacFUSE does work pretty well. The write speed is slow (see the FAQ on the MacFUSE wiki page at Google for why), but it's functional.

The other problem with FAT32 is the lack of support for large files (over 4GB)... So, even if this did work, you couldn't write the image file to a FAT32 disk.

See my other reply for something that I know does actually work, seeing as how I've done it.



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