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    Default Can't partition harddrive Hackintosh
    I have a USB Stick Snow leopard, I get to the install screen where you select partition.

    However, I can't format them. It's a hard drive with 3 partition.

    It's a 1TB hard drive.

    First Partition(For Windows): 650GB
    Second Partition(Files Disk, where all my backup are): 250GB
    Third Partition(For Mac): 100GB

    However, I can't get get any of them to format to Journaled. I don't even see the partition table tab.

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    Are you using Disk Utilities?

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    Yes, using disk utilities. Can't format my hard drive. Don't have the partition tab. I can format everything else.

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    You have to select a Drive(on the left) not a volume.

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    Wow, I'm stupid. Now I can partition it.

    HOwever, I have another problem..

    If I partition it, I lose everything on the hard drive. And I have 30GB worth of back up on it..

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    You won't lose anything if you are running Snowleopard, which you are. The only thing I can recommend is to be sure you have a recent backup before proceeding and that there is plenty of hard drive space for Disk Utility to move things around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
    You won't lose anything if you are running Snowleopard, which you are. The only thing I can recommend is to be sure you have a recent backup before proceeding and that there is plenty of hard drive space for Disk Utility to move things around.
    Well the problem is this.

    I have 3 partition so far, 1 for windows, 1 for mac, 1 for back up.

    And when I click partition to partition it, it seems like it erases all 3 partitions.. And it will erase my back up.

    Because I got to format it in order to install mac..

    And I'm running Win7 right now, trying to install snowleopard.
    Last edited by nitrogen521; 12-31-2010 at 09:44 AM.

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    Disk Utility - Partition Your Hard Drive With Disk Utility

    Win7 has a partition utility as well that is built in.
    Last edited by CaptainChaos; 12-31-2010 at 09:47 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Well, I don't have anymore raw disk space. When I click partition, it automaticly says 1TB in 1 partition, but I don't even have 1TB raw space!

    When I click on partition, I don't see any of my other partition(Windows and Backup)

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    I heard that there is another tool—Partition Assistant can give you a right hand to partition your hard drive. If you use the windows 7 32 bit, it can offer you free partition manager to finish your problem. On the contrary, if you use 64 bit, you can choose its other advanced editions too.
    Help one. help the whole world!

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    And I found the download site you can have a look, take the review and think about this is the one you need or not.
    Partition Assistant Home Edition - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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    I would just back everything up on a different hard drive and use DBAN on it. Then use disk utility to format that raw space and then make the partitions.

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