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flyingpengwin
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Dual booting Gentoo and Mac OS X.5 on G4 Reply with quote

I have a pretty new PowerBook G4.
It has a 1.67Ghz Processor with 2gb of ram and a 80gb harddrive.
I currently have my harddrive partitioned so that the Mac OS X is on a 30gb partition and there is a empty ~50gb partition left.
I want to dual boot gentoo and Mac OS X. I have some experience using debian, fedora, ubuntu and slackware. I have been reading the handbook guide to help me install. I had an issue where i was unable to boot to "apple" like the handbook instructed. I looked through the forums and found that i should boot too "ppc32" instead. So I've gotten to Root# . But the Handbook is talking about partitioning and I really don't want to have to reinstall Mac OS X. So how do I continue installing so that it will dual boot?

Edit: PS. Should this be in the installation forum or the PPC forum?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My contribution is not hight in information level, but I never had to reinstall MacOS X after partitioning. As far as I remember, for my G3 and G4. But I had the freaking choice of ppc32, too. You may need a third partition for swap, but that is not so uncommon on x86. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sno35 wrote:
My contribution is not hight in information level, but I never had to reinstall MacOS X after partitioning. As far as I remember, for my G3 and G4. But I had the freaking choice of ppc32, too. You may need a third partition for swap, but that is not so uncommon on x86. Good luck.
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Ok, Its nice to hear that, that's a fairly common thing to have to do.
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