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Hey there, I have an iBook with some empty space left on the hard disk. Now I want to use it under OS X. The Disk utility recognize the space and partition type (HFS), but how do I mount the filesystem? I checked the fstab.* in /etc , but it has a note says they are obselete, so how does OS X set the mount point? Thanks. Dong...

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    Default How to add a partition to an OS X system?

    Hey there,

    I have an iBook with some empty space left on the hard disk. Now I want to
    use it under OS X. The Disk utility recognize the space and partition type
    (HFS), but how do I mount the filesystem?

    I checked the fstab.* in /etc , but it has a note says they are obselete,
    so how does OS X set the mount point?

    Thanks.

    Dong
    Dong Guest

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    Default Re: How to add a partition to an OS X system?

    In article <local>,
    Dong <com> wrote:
     

    Do you mean you have space on the disk that's not part of the current
    partition? For example, you have 40GB of an 80GB drive allocated to
    MacOS X as a HFS+ volume and the rest is not allocated? Or is the
    unused space a separate volume that's unmounted and you want to mount
    it, supposedly using /etc/fstab.

    Don't know if MacOS X will mount HFS volumes, only HFS+ volumes. I
    partitioned my hard drive to give 20GB to MacOS 9 and 60GB to MacOS X in
    HFS+ format. Both are mounted automatically. When I first did this
    under MacOS 9.2, Disk Setup also offered a UFS format but MacOS 9 didn't
    mount that. Some backup utilities don't support it either (like
    Retrospect). Had to wipe both filesytems to reformat to be HFS+.

    Can you explain what you're trying to do here more fully?

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    Michael Guest

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    Default Re: How to add a partition to an OS X system?

    In article <local>,
    Dong <com> wrote:
     

    Mac OS X cannoy mount HFS filesystems.


    Simon Guest

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    Default Re: How to add a partition to an OS X system?

    In article <0.1.2>,
    demon.co.uklocalhost (Simon Slavin) wrote:
     
    >
    > Mac OS X cannoy mount HFS filesystems.[/ref]

    .. . . this is incorrect. OSX can mount HFS, it just cannot boot from an
    HFS volume. As for the original poster's request, I'm not quite sure I
    understand, but if you're trying to format only part of your hard drive
    you're not going to be able to do that.

    Glenn
    GDB Guest

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