I have a Powerbook G4 running Darwin 6.0. When I ordered it, everything
was pre-installed for me. That was nice at the time-but now this isn't
the case. I have spent some time researching (google). It was either and
irrelevant solution, or it was very elusive and/or arcane.
What I want to do is rather simple (in concept), but I don't know the
procedure (esp the backup part). Here's what I want to do:
I would like to resize the existing (single) partition on my 40 GB Ultra
ATA HD to a new partitioning scheme. I want to create 2 seperate
partitions: 1st for MacOS X and 2nd for Debian Linux (which will have
Here's my dilemma: By repartitioning it will destroy all the data on the
partition and then re-create it. I don't want that!
What I want to do is backup everything on the partition, like a disk image
or clone, i dunno...then repartition, and re-install (on the 1st
partition) the original-software from the backup.
I guess an alternative is a "Partition Magic" like program that'll compile
under either MacOS 9 or unix BSD variants.
any help will be appreciated,