Partitioning the stock 6500 IDE drive
with FWB ToolKit 2.5.2

25-Oct-98
Stefan Jeglinski

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Note: You cannot perform this from your boot drive on your boot drive.
One alternative is to boot and run FWB from an external SCSI.


Launch FWB and view by device:

fwbpic1 The boot drive is
an external SCSI.

The target
drive is
highlighted


Select Auto Initialize:

fwbpic2 Quick format should
be more than acceptable.


The requisite warning window. Be sure.

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What you get when you are done:

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Look at the partitions (select View Partitions from the Devices Menu):

view partitions Result is below.

fwbpic5 FWB has automatically
created as many partitions
as it needs to fill the disk
up and still meet the
under-2Gig limit specified
earlier.

Note there is a bit of
free space left over.


Delete the 2 Apple_HFS partitions:

fwbpic6 All of the usable disk
space is now free space.


Create a 250 Meg root partition (select Create New Volume... from the Devices Menu):

create new volume Result is below.

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Create a 128 Meg swap partition:

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Create a 2 Gig usr partition:

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When trying to create a partition larger than 2 Gig, you get this message:

fwbpic10 Hit OK


Review your work:

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Use the remaining space to create a Mac volume.
This is required only if you want to install and boot MacOS from this drive.

fwbpic12 Install MacOS
on this volume.


The final result:

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