during a clearance sale at my place of work I got a G5 PPC with 4 processors for 25 euros. Not had (gloat mode).
So the 1st thing that came to mind, and since my laptop is already running dual-boot win7+Ubuntu, was to install dual boot Mac OS 10.5+Ubuntu to make better use of the computer.
I've download the latest 12.04 installation CD (for PPC) and using the disk utility in Mac OS partition the disk (500GB) in 2: 100GB for OS X and 400 for linux. Both partitions have the OS X extended file system.
After rebooting the computer and going through the initial steps I've ran into problems at this step (taken from the FAQs for PPC installation):
I select the ""Use the largest continuous free space" option and get an error:What do I need to know for dual-booting?
See here, as it has some additional information for you.
Assuming you have the other OS already installed, then the easiest thing to do is shrink an existing partition so that there is free space available on your hard drive. You can then choose the "Use the largest continuous free space" optition when installing Ubuntu. Remember to backup any important data before repartioning.
Any suggestions on how to solve the problem? if I go medieval (= manual partition option) will the OS X installation be lost?Failed to partition the selected disk
This probably happened because the selected disk or free space is too small to be automatically partitioned.