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What is the difference in Tiger versions?

1519 Views 21 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2012 1:19 PM by Dr.Head RSS
  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,115 points)
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    Apr 24, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to Dr.Head)

    Well, that is an amazing story!  We will have to go to you for advice on how to talk to Apple on the phone.


    1) Since Apple does not support partitioning of disks, as I understand from Apple Tech Support, I need some guidance in doing that. What should I do first, install the OS or partition.

    I assume you mean resizing a partition after the drive has initially partition?


    Actually, there are terminal commands for adding a partition in 10.4.11. 



  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Apr 24, 2012 3:16 PM (in response to Dr.Head)

    How to format your disks...



    Thanks to Pondini, Formatting,  Partitioning, Verifying,  and  Repairing  Disks...


  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Apr 24, 2012 3:35 PM (in response to Dr.Head)

    Great news, thanks, & good luck!

  • rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,115 points)
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    Apr 25, 2012 11:17 AM (in response to Dr.Head)

    If I do an erase and install, that should format the disk. Or, I think I can format and partition the disk and then install Tiger on the inside partition. Since I have never done any of this, have only read a little about it, I need to know the best way to do this so I will end up with Tiger on the best partition and 2 or 3 empty partitions to use for other purposes.

    I does make a difference which of the four partitions you pick.  I do not know which one you should pick.  My quess would be inner most partition. I do not know in what directions sectors are numbered.

    Macintosh-HD -> Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal

    The sudo command will ask for your administration password. No characters will appear when typing your password. Press return when done typing. sudo stands for super user do.  It's just like root. Be careful.


    sudo pdisk -l

    Will give you the location of the partition on the harddrive.



    mac $ sudo pdisk -l
    Partition map (with 512 byte blocks) on '/dev/rdisk0'
     #:                type name                    length   base      ( size )
     1: Apple_partition_map Apple                       63 @ 1        
     2:      Apple_Driver43*Macintosh                   56 @ 64       
     3:      Apple_Driver43*Macintosh                   56 @ 120      
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