How do I set up the Partitions for a OS X Hard Drive? (will Parallel it with Windows 7)

5 pts.
Tags:
Mac Lion
Mac OSX
I have a 160 hard drive. Im trying to set up with OSX 10.7 Lion and Parallel Windows 7 Ultimate. How should I set up the partitions? How many Partitions? Tried doing this already and the Lion install dvd did not see my macs Hard Dive - at all. I wiping it now to set up. (low -level formatting HD (taking 7 hours) Do I partition half & half? or can I do 2 snow leopard & lion, and the 3rd windows 7? I have 3 choices for partitioning 1) Extended with journaling 2) PowerPC format & storage 3) DOSPa

Software/Hardware used:
macbook OSX Snow leopard, but will be installing Lion

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Discuss This Question: 1  Reply

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
  • Subhendu Sen
    "Do I partition half & half?", no never do this. If u do this, then where should u keep urt data, user files !! Cool and 1st think about this scenario..... if I understood correct, u want to isntall Mac with Wind7 (may be I am wrong, cause, I could not understand this line, as u wrote, "or can I do 2 snow leopard & lion, and the 3rd windows 7"). I installed Windows 7, Wind 2003, Linux SuSE, Mac on my pc (for various reason and for R &D) . There is only one HD with 500 gb. So, hopefully ui can do the same with dual / triple booting. Try this, if u have enough patients..... Keep 70 gb OS X Lion for system / apps, create 50 gb for wind7 and keep rest for ur data and others files (the size may vary according to ur fit). Now practically to make, start installing Lion on single mac ext partition & using bootcamp(http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/boot_camp_install-setup.pdf) to build the partition(www.macupdate.com/app/mac/27367/apple-boot-camp) for wind. Keep in mind, before do this must create 3rd partition (for ur data etc). Restart and install 7. Remember, remember.... any change to partition after installing 7 will damage the bootcamp partition(so, don't do any change). After doing this, it is not possible to resize / delete / create / modify any part. Plz refer here 2 more links: parallel desktop(www.parallels.com/products/desktop/) and full story with screenshots(www.simplehelp.net/2009/01/15/using-boot-camp-to-install-windows-7-on-your-mac-the-complete-walkthrough/)
    27,880 pointsBadges:
    report

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following