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Old 17th November 2005, 03:17 AM
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Question FC4 on an iMac?

Hi,
I have an iMac G3 (600Mhz, 512 RAM, 40gig HD) and I would like to have FC4 on it as well as OS10.2.8. I guess can delete everything and start over, if I have to. But I would really rather keep my current OS X on there.

So can I get FC4 on there without reformatting the HD?

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Old 5th January 2006, 07:55 PM
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you will need to have a partition/unallocated space on your hard drive first (ie you have a partition for OSX and youve got an extra partition).

if you only have one partition on your hard drive and no unallocated space, you will likely need to delete your existing one (wiping out OSX) and start over again unless there is a utility for resizing HFS partitions (not sure on that one).
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Old 5th January 2006, 09:39 PM
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I don't think there is.... But try qtparted, it has just about everything
shell#$: yum install qtparted
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Old 1st February 2006, 12:56 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by john8520
Hi,
I have an iMac G3 (600Mhz, 512 RAM, 40gig HD) and I would like to have FC4 on it as well as OS10.2.8. I guess can delete everything and start over, if I have to. But I would really rather keep my current OS X on there.

So can I get FC4 on there without reformatting the HD?

Thanks,
John

I used iPartition (can be downloaded) to get space on my iMac's HD. It cost about $40, but it is a real neat program. I had too much stuff to want to reload it all. iPartition allows you to create unallocated space which can then be used to install linux.

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Old 7th February 2006, 04:15 PM
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There's some great information about resizing the HFS+ partitions [edit: FOR FREE!] that OS X uses over at this link: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=94007

Specifically, look for post #9
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