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September 29th, 2011, 03:42 PM
So I pulled my old Mac Classic out tof the closet and system would not boot. Showed me a floppy icon with a question mark which I know means it can't find system software. Well as it turns out the anemic little 40MB HD is dead. All I have available is a 4.3 GB HD which I have been able to format and the Mac sees the entire 4GB of disk space. Well I think that is overkill for that system and would like to repartition it into a smaller drive say about 250MB. How does one partition it? The Mac SC HD tools doesn't seem to work to well or I am just not using it right. Any 3rd party software that might do what I want?

Anonymous Freak
September 29th, 2011, 04:00 PM
See http://www.euronet.nl/users/ernstoud/drvsetup.html and http://www.euronet.nl/users/ernstoud/patch.html to patch Apple's tools to support 3rd party hard drives.

September 29th, 2011, 04:41 PM
I have a hacked version of that already made. I was just not wanting to commit 4GB to this old Mac. I have succesfully formated the drive and used a program called Lido to make smaller partions. Now it's good. Much faster drive than the Old Mac 40MB.

September 29th, 2011, 05:29 PM
hi! glad to be here!

September 30th, 2011, 02:37 PM
Just wondering, if this is going to be a drive in this compute only what good would it be to partition it into something smaller?

As for a way, I normally would just take my Power Computing PowerBase 200 and stick the drive into my old SCSI enclosure (had a 5 1/4" full size hard drive in it at one point) and partition there but I've got no idea if you have any of that stuff.