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    NTFS & Mac Partition on 1 drive?

    Hi,

    Is it possible to format an external hard drive so I have a mac formatted partition and an NTFS partition and maybe a FAT32 as well??

    I am using the drive on the mac side for audio samples and backup, NTFS for windows stuff, and fat32 to share.

    Can anyone advise how I can do this? I have tried but not had any luck.

    I would like the mac partition to come first on the drive also.

    Many thanks

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    What and how did you try? I'd do it like this:

    1.) Partition on Windows. First partition FAT32, second NTFS, third FAT32.
    2.) Reformat first partition to HFS+ Extended on a Mac.
    Done. Should be. Never tried, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fryke View Post
    What and how did you try? I'd do it like this:

    1.) Partition on Windows. First partition FAT32, second NTFS, third FAT32.
    2.) Reformat first partition to HFS+ Extended on a Mac.
    Done. Should be. Never tried, though.
    Yeh I could try that, however I want my mac partition to be 200gb so could i go, ntfs, ntfs, fat32?

    Or would that not work?

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    Well in you case a little investment and you can teach Windows to conform to Mac. Just download/buy (for your PC) the application MacDrive. This way you can format the drive HFS+ and Windows will be able to handle it with no problem just like any drive.
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    I have HFS+, NTFS and XFS (a Linux filesystem) on my Lacie BIG (600gb).
    It was quite hard, but I guess I partitioned the disk using Disk Utility on
    Mac, so I could check the partition id of the Mac partition. Then I partitioned
    the disk on Linux and marked partitions as Mac, Linux and Windows.
    Each operating system saw their own partitions.

 

 

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