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Have Ext HDD & BartPE Trying to Create Mac &/or PC Partitions


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#1 drwmbt

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:26 AM

Hello guys, Im wondering if theres a program within bart PE , or if any of the typical programs (partition magic, etc.) are capable of creating a mac friendly and pc friendly partition. or, if they cant create 1 partition that both systems can use, if i can create separate partitions on the same drive.


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:48 AM

Let me start by saying I am not a MAC expert. Typically MAC uses HFS+ for a file system and Windows does not support that natively. They both support the older file systems such as FAT16 and FAT32. So in theory you could use a single drive formatted with FAT32 (never use FAT16) abd both systems should be able to read\write to it. Alternatively you could create seperate partitions and format each according to the respective OS (HFS+ and NTFS respectively) and use that partition for whatever computer you are on.
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