Partitioning for Linux on PowerPC in Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by c0bracommander, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. c0bracommander macrumors member

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    How can I partition my hard drive (1TB currently in one partition being used completely by OS X Leopard) so that I can use the additional free space to install something like Ubuntu or Fedora onto my iMac G5 PowerPC?

    I've tried making multiple partitions, but they aren't counting as free space. Is it advised to just shrink the current partition a little?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Of course not, as soon as you make a partition its no longer free space.

    You have a couple of options, first if you're using ubuntu, you can use gparted to shrink your hfs+ partition, or you can shrink your current HFS partition (or create a small-ish one) using disk utility. Leave the space alone, boot up from your linux live-cd and then select the free space you left and install linux
     
  3. c0bracommander thread starter macrumors member

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    Nice. Thanks.
     
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    I also highly recommend visiting the ubuntu forums, they're quite active and will help you with getting ubuntu running on your mac if you run into any issues.
     
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