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my laptop is a ibook G3, 256 ram, 512 mhz 30gb hd, and i have an ubuntu just install disc and an ubuntu live cd, when i attempted to install ubuntu from the install disc i eventually got to a part that said my hd would have to reformatted to install and would wipe the whole thing, my question then is can i install without wiping the hd?? (for some reason it wont let me make a partition)
It looks like if you need to repartition your disk.
Do you have any necessary files there? Do you want to keep your OSX (make a dual-boot computer)?
If not, just reformat the HD.
If yes, you have to change the size of the partitions on the disk and make a free partition. Then install linux on that. Unfortunately I don't know how can partitions changed on OSX (though google hints of 'diskutility').
You may also use a live distribution, in that case nothing is installed on HD
yes i want to make a duel boot computer with OSX and Linux, and for some reason disk utility wont let me make a partition, maybe you cant partition a hd that small, i dont know, and i have used the live cd, but it runs incredibly slow since i have a generally slow computer... is there maybe a diff version from what i have that doesnt require reformatting?