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Is it safe to unplug my HD or stop the formating? Theme designed by Audentio Design. select the "partition" section 4. struck it lucky on the second attempt at my preferred ratio. navigate here

Create an HFS+/NTFS/FAT32 external drive Authored by: tatilsever on Apr 18, '08 09:34:34AM If you don't need any partitions bigger than 32GB for FAT32 or HFS+, you can use Windows to Comments backtomac Posts: 4,579member October 2008 I don't know why you can't do it with disk utility. All rights reserved. I just bought a Seagate FreeAgent 750GB as well.

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So all is good now and I just wanted to thank everyone for their advice.Thanks. Reply Matt says January 6, 2009 at 12:14 pm wow cant believe this post has helped so many people. It gave me the unable to read error, didn't mount and I reopened disk utility to try to erase again to restore things back to a base level. idunno Posts: 645member October 2008 Quote:Originally Posted by Marvin Maybe try changing your partition scheme in the partition tab of Disk Utility, which appears if you select the drive itself.

Choose the format as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). The only way I can select it is to reformat the drive as FAT32. Click Cancel to proceed.When finished, select the Disk Utility from the Apple Menu and choose Quit Disk Utility (recommended)Charlie Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by Micah Clemens, Micah Somebody should tip Apple about this pitfall.

I can't even find reference to this error anywhere except on Mac forums for Disc Utility... Anything changed there (not needed with a new drive, I would think) will take an enormous amount of time on that 750GB drive. The drive appears in Disk Utility ok as 698.6 Gb Seagate, the single volume has been renamed (by the system, not me) to disk1s1 and any attempt to erase this volume Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by chjr7777, chjr7777 Jan 3, 2008 9:39 PM in response to bphree Level 1 (0 points) Jan 3, 2008 9:39 PM in response

No, I did not. The process started but just went on for hours - I thought this might be because it was such a large drive. Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic Mac can read and write to HFS and you can use HFS for your Time Machine back ups and mac only type files.

Disk Utility Increase Partition Size

vBulletin 2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Now, here's the issues I encountered with the hint that started this thread: - (in windows) did windows partitioning, all 3 partitions (no formatting) - rebooted to OS X 10.5.6 (Leopard) Disk Utility Change Partition Size In the original hint, there wasn't much explanation given for the first step. I have not tried connecting via USB yet as it obviously is recognised via the firewire connection so I am not sure this is worth it.

Thanks! check over here Mistakenly, in doing this I forgot to change the format, leaving it as MS-DOS. You need to select "698.6 GB Seagate" instead of "VS01" and then select "Format" You'll probably be OK after force quitting (you should restart also), but you're right - you probably bobmoore2006-07-09, 21:21I'm still having problems formating on the Macbook.

I just bought a Seagate 750 GB (698.6 Gb actual on disk) external firewire/usb drive as a backup device for my Intel iMac which has the same drive internally. I'm a switcher and am trying to use a USB hard drive on my new Macbook. I can't find the “partition” section in Disk Utility. his comment is here What should I do, though?

Anti-malware/virus software... click apply you now should be good to go and the drive should function correctly. Reply ollie says November 6, 2008 at 10:09 pm Bless you!

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When I plug it into the Macbook, I can see the NTFS partition on my desktop and I can see the drive in Disk Utilities. http://www.smellytongues.info/diskutility.jpg I'd just force quit and get on with life, but I'm afraid that the drive won't be findable by the Mac after that. Phones Pick of the Week Press Rel Printers Reviews Scanners Site News Storage Devices System System 10.4 System 10.5 System 10.6 System 10.7 System 10.8 System 10.9 UNIX Web Browsers Everything except 5.

Great! Saved me all the trouble and frustration.When formatting an external HD today [Mac OS Extended Journaled(HFS+)] I ran into the following error. "partition size not a multiple of 4k" after a From the Partition Schemes provided, click on the Apple Partition Map radio button. weblink Just remember to go from rdisk1s1 to rdisk1s2 to rdisk1s3 every time you use the Terminal code to format a volume.

considering the drive I want to copt is almost 200gigs of info this is no good to me.Whenever I try to do anything I just get errors like this...I get this Do you want to help us debug the posting issues ? < is the place to report it, thanks ! Before this, it kept putting up errors when I tried to repartition. Resources Topic : "Partition size not a multiple of 4k" Ads by Google Posted by ellen at July 30, 2009 04:49 PM 1 Comment <> Pedro | December 15, 2010

Beside the spiraling activity indicator is the message : "newfs_hfs: /dev/rdisk1s1: partition size not a multiple of 4k" In the information below it says Mount Point: Not mounted; Format Mac OS At this point, the volume dismounts from the desktop and the drive is partitioned and formatted into multiple drives with GUID Partition Table scheme. Thanks so much for the tip. Disk Utility has been just chilling out ever since trying - I have a little status indicator which says: "newfs_hfs: /dev/rdisk1s1" partition size not a multiple of 4K." And it doesn't

I pluged in my external drive to a PC (I was loged in as an administrator) and turned the drive on to let Win XP regognize the drive. Thank you :) <> « Prev. You should then be able to select Partition instead of Erase (which will allow you to reformat the drive completely - I'm guessing you want FAT unless it's going to be It does not take very long to complete the process, then the drives will mount.

Thanks to holmahenkel and chjr7777 from the Apple discussion forums.

The Drive is 300GB -- WTF is going on? So I don't know why the first two solutions didn't work (looking at the man page of "hdid" in 10.5.6 indicates it is an obsolete command, so maybe Leopard broke the Now, I tried Brooklynshot's solution: - (in windows) partitioned first and second partitions as NTFS (they were bigger than 32GB each), and third partition as FAT32 (was <32GB), names of my Adv Reply December 28th, 2009 #4 srf21c View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message A Carafe of Ubuntu Join Date Sep 2006 Location Southwestern US Beans 108 DistroUbuntu 10.10 Maverick

So whether or not the disk errors are at fault, or this is some large drive hard drive translation issue remains to be seen until I can get a replacement hard Engine Joe2007-04-01, 13:06I'm having a similar problem - I have a Seagate 750 GB external drive connected via Firewire. Click on options and switch from Master boot Record to GUID partition table. NTFS - Works perfectly on a Windows computer.

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