[ILUG] Non-Destructive Partitioning
gmccullagh at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 08:24:00 GMT 2006
On Sun, 19 Feb 2006, Mark Page wrote:
> A long time since I posted to the list cos I've been on a Mac for the
> last 18 months. Nevertheless still been following.
> Really want to get Ubuntu on my iBook but it seems I can't do it without
> wiping the disk with a re-install thus allowing me to re- partition. Does
> anybody know if there is a re-partition tool out there that will allow me
> to preserve my OSX without wiping clean?
GNU Parted claims to be able to shrink HFS+ partitions:
Looking at the changelog, that is supported since November:
"2005-07-11 Guillaume Knispel <k_guillaume at libertysurf.fr> Summary: HFSX
and journaled HFS+ / HFSX now supported. The HFS+ / HFSX allocation bitmap
is saved during relocation. This is safer."
The Gentoo PPC installer docs says this
"Warning: parted is able to resize partitions. On the Installation CD there
are patches included to resize HFS+ filesystem. Unfortunately it is risky
to resize HFS+ journaled filesystems, be sure to switch off journaling in
Mac OS X first and make sure to run a disk checking tool after the resize.
Everything you do with resizing in parted you do it at your own risk! Be
sure to have a backup of your data!"
I'd guess that's based on a version prior to parted saying they had full
support for HFS+.
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