OSX and Kunbuntu dual-boot help needed!
I recently came to posess a PowerMac G4 (used). I want to dual-boot OSX (Panther) and Kunbuntu (Dapper Drake) on it. Mac OSX was already installed, so using the Live CD for Kunbuntu, I attempted to shrink the largest free partition in half (40 GB in half) so that I could install Kunbuntu.
The Live CD told me that it could not partiton the volume because it was mounted. I unmounted it, but it still claimed to be mounted. I then went back into OSX and attepmted to use the pdisk utility in the Terminal to partiton the drive. This also would not give me access to the volume (which I suspect was because it was mounted, but from what I'd read it seemed that pdisk should have worked regaurdless).
Since that failed, I reinstalled OSX completely, ran the disk utility, partitioned the volume, and had the open volume formatted in the Unix File System format (it seemed like the best option). I then ran the Live CD, but this time, if I selected the partiton disk manually option in the installer, the installer would crash, sans error given. If I selected Reformat entire disk or Use largest free space, it worked fine.
I decided my next best choice was to let Kunbuntu reformat the entire disk and install itself, and I could repartition it later manually, and add OSX back in. Well, I'm ready to do that, but I can't seem to make the partition shrink like I hoped. I have QTParted installed. I have tried that and also poked around in fdisk.
I am a newbie at Linux, with only a basic command of bash. I am even MORE of a newbie at OSX. Any suggestions?