Since I have been editing a lot of photos in Aperture and doing hibernation at mode 5, the startup disk has been easily filled up to the limit.
I decided to delete my Windows Partition and move completely to OSX Leopard because I can still run Vmware Fusion just in case I need it. I guess my PC gaming has ended and luckily I have a console to cover that.
I am also waiting for a 4gb kit ram for an upgrade to give this machine a boost of 8gb at 64 bit. I will be testing Photoshop scratch disk to run solely from the memory.
Now back to business.
First. Moving the users directory in a new partition
root# dscl localhost cd /Local/Default/Users change user dsAttrTypeNative:NFSHomeDirectory /Volumes/UserData /Volumes/Data/Users
2nd. Merging Journaled HFS+ Partition
Since my 2 partition of a 74GB raptor is making the Startup Disk insufficient, I have to merge them.
Create a Journaled HFS+ on the second partition then on the Terminal
sudo su mergePartitions "Journaled HFS+" Macintosh disk1s1 disk1s2 Merging partitions into a new partition Start partition: disk1s1 Mac Finish partition: disk1s2 disk1s2 Attempting resize Changing filesystem size on disk 'disk1s1'... Attempting to change filesystem size from 32346472448 to 74348273664 bytes /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *69.2 Gi disk1 1: Apple_HFS Mac 69.2 Gi disk1s1
The last saving grace. Boot using the OSX Installer. Open Terminal.
diskutil list fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0 p f 1 write y exit
Seeing it work…priceless