|04-24-2012, 10:59 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2007
partioning hard drive taking AGES!
partitioning hard drive taking AGES!
I am in the middle of what is, for me, a complicated process. At the moment I am trying to add a second partition onto the 100GB HD of my ageing macbookpro. Currently though Disk Utility has been sitting there, with the status bar barely moving - I think it is just about moving, and saying "shrinking disk" for a good hour or more.
Has the process failed? Should I just be more patient?
FYI the background to this is that my airport connection has failed (I usually get about 20min of connection each day before it wont connect anymore - there has been a lot of discussion of how to fix this online but none of the solutions worked for me). Eventually I phoned apple who suggested that I make a partition, install 10.4 (the OS that came with my old MBP) and see airport works there. Then we would know that something went wrong when I jumped to 10.6 (currently on 10.6.8 - the problems stated at 10.6.4 ish).
In order to make the partition I first had to repair the disk, which took about ten minutes.
Do you think I should quit this process and try again or would that risk damaging the drive.
NB this is all on my one main HD of the MBP. I am currently doing this process while running from the same HD.
Last edited by davedavedave; 04-24-2012 at 11:00 PM. Reason: spelling
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