Dual1Ghz, what to do?!

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
I have a dual1Ghz on the way, and I'm wondering how I should partition my drive. It's only 80Gb, so I need to be careful.

I plan to use OS X as my primary OS, but I also need to be in 9 until some apps such as Dreamweaver and Primiere are available for X. I will NOT use classic.

How should I partition my drive? Please advise.



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  • Reply 1 of 15
    cdhostagecdhostage Posts: 1,038member
    I don't care how you partition the drive, but please jion the Team MacNN Distributed Folding team. We need G4s.
  • Reply 2 of 15
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    I dunno, 50/30? I solved my problem by getting another HDD.
  • Reply 3 of 15
    Ok, should have made my post a little clearer. I've already spent a ton on this new system which came to $7500cnd after the 512mb ram and 17" lcd, so I'm not really in the market for another drive yet. And I know that the drives should be slipt up, but I don't know what sizes.

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  • Reply 4 of 15
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    I have X and 9 on one partition and find it works fine. In fact, I find that Classic runs better/faster when on the same partiton as X.

    J :cool:
  • Reply 5 of 15
    gullivergulliver Posts: 122member
    I have the following partition-scheme: 30GB OS 9, 30GB OSX + OS9 (Classic only!), 20GB Backup data.

    This works fine and fast.
  • Reply 6 of 15
    r-ager-age Posts: 21member


    works great for me

    faster renders with a fresh boot in OS9

    when you partition your drive you'll lose iDVD2

    to re install it without runing the restore set

    you'll have to drag all the restore CDs(5)

    on to your drive then drage the iDVD2 folder into your apps folder 1.08GB

    I'm very happy with my dual 1GHz box

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  • Reply 7 of 15
    "only" 80 GB? i try to get along on a 6 GB HDD!
  • Reply 8 of 15
    logan calelogan cale Posts: 1,281member
    Partitioning is evil. I've had nothing but trouble doing that.
  • Reply 9 of 15
    To tell you guys the truth, this really hasn't helped me at all.

    I'm thinking of making a partition for X, 9, and maybe Files/Mp3s/Movies.
  • Reply 10 of 15
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    I don't understand why you could spend $7500 on your system....unless you include sales tax. But still....

    Anyway. Make FIVE partitions

    3GB - For OS X

    1GB - For OS 9

    7GB- For Apps

    30GB - For MP3s

    The rest - For other stuff
  • Reply 11 of 15
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Why not go into 3 partitions if you really want to partition the drive...

    Go 5 GB for OS9, 10 GB for OSX (this is a lot, but you'll end up using X more and more, and you have a big hard drive, so what the heck), and 65 GB for data.

    Of course you'll end up with a little less than 65 after making your 5 and 10 GB partitions...

    Just keep the OS9 and OSX partitions for applications only, and keep all of your data on the big partition. If you mess up either OS terribly, your data is fine, and you can just reinstall the OS at your leisure.

    That's what I did with my 40 GB drive. (well, it was 5+5+30)

    Really though, I wouldn't bother doing it again.
  • Reply 12 of 15
    Yes, that's after sales tax. Small partition for 9/X, and the rest for files sounds like a good idea.
  • Reply 13 of 15
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Just FYI.....The installed applications on my hard disk occupy over 6 GB of HD space

    Again....7500 is too much.....Both Murbot and I find this unacceptable

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  • Reply 14 of 15
    cowerdcowerd Posts: 579member
    you'll want a least 2-5GB free for OSX unless you plan on moving your Swap partition to another drive.

    Buy another cheap, slow drive--about 40GB or more for backup. If you're using the machine for anything serious, you cannot afford NOT to have a backup drive. And its cheaper in the long run than zip disks or burning CDs. FWIW only the naïve backup to zip disks.
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