Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Macosx resize partition

A great feature of macosx 10.5 (leopard) that I discover only yesterday (just after having done damages!) is the ability to resize a hfs+ journaled partition on the fly. This means you don't have to boot from the install cd. All you need to do is open DiskUtility. Select the disk you want to modify, go to the Partition tab and simply adjust the partitions size. Awesome!

I found out this features becouse my System volume was almost full but I had a lot of free space on my user volume (BTW: partitions are evil! Long live to ZFS).

So the next time I'll have to modify the space allocation on my disk I'll just backup important data and let DiskUtility do the job.

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