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Setting up a friends new G4 the topic of partitioning the HD came up.  I've never done that before and never saw a reason to do so.  Are there issues of better performance and stability with a 20GB HD divided into 5GB for the OS and 15GB for everything else?
Computer is going to be used for graphics and video work by a college student.

If this is a proven advantage (rather than a personal preference) how do I do it and what software is needed?
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No there is no advantage to partitioning except for possibly installing Linux on one partition and MacOS on the other. There would be an advantage to having 2 separate hard drives but thats a different issue. Since youre using the same media it doesnt help you at all. You can partition using Apples Drive Setup.
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Thanks for the quick reply, weed.

I couldn't think of any reason to partition the drive but another tech had told her to do so.

I will leave this question open for another day incase anyone can give me a reason to partition the drive.  If not the points are yours.

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Thanks for the help.

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