2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 10, 2012 7:02 AM by Courcoul
Franc_Iphone Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I have some quick questions.

 

1. On my primary ML partition, in finder, under devices I can see the 2nd ML partition's Apps/Library etc., by default.  However, when I go over to the 2nd ML partition, I cannot see the primary drive. I want to share both drives between both partitions. How do I do this and why does it work from one side and not the other.

 

2. How do I move an application (VMWARE) from paritition 1 to partition 2? Do I have to re-install?

 

3. How do I move over bookmarks to partition 2 (Safari)

 

4. If I bring over keychain, does that save me having to rekey all my wifi/passwords etc., - How do I bring Key chain over.

 

Thanks.

  • Franc_Iphone Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I guess it's hard?

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,835 points)

    The thing is that you're seeing things with a Windows perspective ("primary drive"??????) and OS X is a Unix system. There's only one directory tree and any volume hangs off it. There's no C:, D: and other such sh-!-t. The boot volume, from which the Mac started up, mounts at root ( / ), and any extra volume such as your second partition or any USB flash drive will be automounted off the /Volumes folder. Applications reside in the /Applications folder of the boot volume and most expect to be there in order to run correctly.

     

    If you want to have VMware Fusion available on both systems, you will have to install on each, since that app comprises not just the main package found in Applications, but a lot of support files spread out elsewhere.

     

    Personal items such as bookmarks are stored in the corresponding subfolder inside your account's home ( /Users/YourAccountID/Library/...). Each boot volume has its own user directory and, hence, each has their home folder. On top of that and for security reasons, the keychain is tied to a specific volume: if you copy it over that invalidates the file and makes it unusable.

     

    You ought invest in David Pogue's Missing Manual books....