2626 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 1, 2010 8:58 AM by Kappy
Hard Drive Preparation
1. Open Disk Utility in your Utilities folder.
2. After DU loads select your hard drive (this is the entry with the mfgr.'s ID and size) from the left side list. Click on the Partition tab in the DU main window.
3. Under the Volume Scheme heading set the number of partitions from the drop down menu to one. Set the format type to Mac OS Extended (Journaled.) Click on the Options button, set the partition scheme to GUID (for Intel Macs) or APM (for PPC Macs) then click on the OK button. Click on the Partition button and wait until the process has completed.
Message was edited by: Kappy
To be bootable partitions they would need two different partition schemes which is not doable If you are going to install a new OS X installation. However, if you plan to clone existing systems, then you can partition the drive using APM. Clone the PPC system to one partition and the Intel system to the other. Then bot machines can be booted from their respective clones.
Thank you so much. I followed your instructions and once it finished (partitioning?) I was asked if I wanted to use that disk for time machine.
It seems to be working fine now.
I hate to ask such a simple question, but other then looking in time machine, is there a quick way I can check that everything has been backed up properly?