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    Emac G4 700mhz locked partion
    Does anyone know how to unlock the hd so that it can be partitioned? Currently in diskutility everything is greyed out because the full amount od disk space is taken up with the mac partition and I cannot see any options for chaging this.

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    How much space is left free on your hdd? Also why do you want to partition it?

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    34gb left out of 40gb on HDD. I wanted to test and get used to ubuntu and boot it from an external HD source.

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    Do not even try to partition the drive without the Panther OS X.3 install discs as you may format the drive and have nothing at all on it.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/...p/t-81858.html
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    So, is there no way to test ubuntu on the Emac even from an external HD drive?

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    Imac 27", 3.3GHz, 512 flash storage, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra.
    Suggest you try Ubuntu forums. The external optical drive would need to be a Firewire drive as G4's will not boot from USB, even USB2.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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