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Old 02-11-2005, 07:53 AM
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Hi, sliderule53. (I miss my slide rule. I can't believe I'm old enough to have used one! Taught me a lot about understanding significant digits, that's for sure.)

Your procedure sounds good, except it's not entirely clear from your discussion where files are in the partitions. With things distributed all over the place, on different volumes, I don't know if the iTunes/iPhoto libraries will be found easily when you move them. iPhoto, as I recall, will prompt you for the library location. iTunes might not... and you may need to re-import the music.

Here's what I'd recommend:

- Name the external drive the same as your internal *boot* drive.
- Do the copying as you're suggesting, but do not repartition!
- Boot from the external drive. When you log in, HOLD DOWN SHIFT.
- Unmount the internal drive(s). (Very important, since the other volumes are present and aliases might resolve to reference those files.)
- Now, check your external volume. Make sure iPhoto is working as expected, and iTunes. The experience on the external drive should be identical to what's going to happen on the internal. Make certain you're happy, but don't do much work, since if you're unhappy you'll want to go back to step 1.

If you're happy, go ahead and do the repartitioning.

Everything else sounds fine.

On p47, I just picked one of the partitions randomly. It doesn't matter if it's first or second or third or whatever.

Hope that helps!
--Dave Nanian
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