Partitioning with OS X, a good or a bad thing?

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in macOS edited January 2014
How many schools of thought are there on that these days?



Should one partition? The 3 "Restore" disks that I had to run off first with my Ti did not partition, obviously.



Does partitioning have (great) advantages? Any experiences/advice to share?



I intend to use 9 natively *a fair* bit for the time being.



Thanks already.



- T.I.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    I found partitioning to be of great assistance in OS 9. In X there really is no need, except for having separate disks to start systems from if one would become corrupt.



    I have mine partitioned right now, but would rather just have one disk for using X. But since there's no way to merge partitioned disks without losing data...
  • Reply 2 of 6
    But does this mean that *everything* will work in Classic? I must admit to being a little confused there. Thanks.



    - T.I.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    [quote]Originally posted by The Installer:

    <strong>But does this mean that *everything* will work in Classic? I must admit to being a little confused there. Thanks.



    - T.I.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    IM not sure I exatly understand what you mean by this, but yes, I have 2 partitions on my iBook (one is just 2GB with MacOS 9 and backup / repair utils iin case my main one fries). I also have MacOS 9 installed on my main HD.



    My classic apps work fine and if I boot into 9 everything works the way it is supposed to.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    kcmackcmac Posts: 1,051member
    I have had no problems having everything on one partition. Plus, I don't have to worry about how I divvy up the hard drive. I get to use every bit of it.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    junkyard dawgjunkyard dawg Posts: 2,801member
    My HDs are partitioned and I don't really see any need for it with OS X. With OS 9 it was nice to have a "maintenance" partition, where I could boot from it and run norton and techtoolpro on the main system partition. But OS X doesn't seem to need the sort of maintenance that OS 9 did.



    OS X and OS 9 play together so nicely that there is no need to separate the two on different partitions.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    [quote]Originally posted by ZO:

    <strong>



    IM not sure I exatly understand what you mean by this, but yes, I have 2 partitions on my iBook (one is just 2GB with MacOS 9 and backup / repair utils iin case my main one fries). I also have MacOS 9 installed on my main HD.



    My classic apps work fine and if I boot into 9 everything works the way it is supposed to.</strong><hr></blockquote>Hi Zo,



    how are yer gettin' on with the ??



    Sorry if I wasn't clear. Basically I am wondering if there is an(y) advantage in running Photoshop6 and Office 2001 natively from an OS 9 partition, although I do get the impression from the other replies here that it may be a waste of time/space to have a separate partition.



    Thanks everyone for the input.



    - T.I.
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