Triple Boot Help Please

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  1. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Hey, I'm typically a noob at linux at the moment.
    So, I'm on MacOSX 10.5.5. And I'm using VMware Fusion to boot Ubuntu 8.04. I'm trying to boot Linux via this guide.
    Triple Boot via BootCamp - OnMac.net Wiki
    But thing is, I already have my windows partioned and I have no idea what to do to partion my existing MacHDD so it will be partioned.

    Ok, my current Harddrive stats are.
    MacHDD: 125.88GB
    Windows: 22.86GB (NTFS)

    This is what I get with diskutil

    Code:
    #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
       0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *149.1 Gi   disk0
       1:                        EFI                         200.0 Mi   disk0s1
       2:                  Apple_HFS Macintosh HD            125.9 Gi   disk0s2
       3:       Microsoft Basic Data                         22.9 Gi    disk0s3
    
    What I really want is the command to partion my HDD. This is the command the website gives.

    Code:
    sudo diskutil resizeVolume [disk identifier] [disk size] [partition type] ["Partition label"] [partition size] [partition type] ["Partition label"] [partition size]
    I'm slightly confused at the moment and help is greatly appreciated

    Oh yeah, I forgot, I want my partion for Linux Ubuntu to be 10GB
  2. bjlock

    bjlock Member

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    you gotta format, your partition
  3. Gitykins

    Gitykins Banned

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    Boot into Windows, install Ubuntu INSIDE Windows.

    Much easier, no paritioning. Only thing is, you can't edit the size after creating.
  4. ipodtouch1234

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    be sure to back everything up... just in case.

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