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  1. Hi, I have a working 10.4.6. I want to move it to a bigger partition. The method I tried is using 'dd'. However, 'dd'ing indeed copies the size of the partition! I mean I 'dd'ed from the 8GB(with 2.1GB available space) partition to 35GB partition and the copied partition boots okay. However, the available space is still 2.1GB and I cannot install an application with 3.0GB space required. Can someone help with this? Will Acronis true image or Norton ghost work on this issue?
  2. Hi, I had a good working 10.4.6 on 8GB partition. I backed up the entire partition with 'dd' command and restored the backup file to a new 35GB partition. Although disk utility says the capacity is 35GB, available space + used space is still 8GB. How can I correct this to use the other 27GB(35GB - 8GB) space? I tried disk utility's 'repair disk' and 'fsck -yl', but no hope.
  3. hard disk is not recognized [solved]

    I solved it. I created a vmware virtual disk drive instead of using the physical one, installed it. And then, boot with linux cd(I used ubuntu latest installation cd) in vmware with two disks(i.e., virtual disk(mac osx installed inside), physical sata). Fortunately, the ubuntu linux cd successfully detected sata drive so that I can copy the raw data from the virtual disk to the physical one with 'dd' command. It works great now and I got every device working.
  4. Hi. I'm running Linux(Gentoo). I want to install Mac OSX 10.4.6 with VMWARE. - My sata controller - 00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FW (ICH6/ICH6W) SATA Controller (rev 03) I have two SATA disk drives. I want to install osx to the second one. - My second hdd partition - Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0 GB, 80000000000 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9726 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 1 2491 20008926 af Unknown I'm running vmware 5.5.1 on linux and followed manuals with - vmware hdd configuration - use physical disk drive (/dev/sdb) entire disk I booted with an image (MacOSX_10.4.6.2G.iso which seems to be Myzar version). VMWARE loads it well. However, Disk utility does not detect my hdd(it only detects the install dvd). Furthermore, I found there's neither /dev/hd* nor /dev/sd* using Terminal. There are /dev/disk0 /dev/disk0s0 /dev/disk0s0s1 /dev/disk0s0s3 /dev/disk1 /dev/disk2 /dev/disk3 but, fdisk with none of those works. fdisk says either "resource busy" or "is not a character device or a regular file". Can someone please help me with this?