Resize hfs+ on Mac mini G4 impossible
  • Just looking around
    Posts: 5 from 2020/10/23
    Hello everyone!

    I want to install morphOS with already exist mac OS X on a mini mac G4.
    First I try to resize the partition hfs+ of the Mac OS X with the explanation in obligement site with Ubuntu live cd 9.04 for ppc.
    This simple first step doesn't work when I try to apply resizing hfs+ with ubuntu's partition.
    The error message "pb reallocation hfs+"
    Do you think that CD install tiger 10.4 would work better?
    I need some help please.
    Thanks
  • »23.10.20 - 09:56
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 399 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
    On Linux only shrinking of HFS/HFS+ partitions work, enlarging is not possible.
    Talos II. [Gentoo Linux] | PMac G5 11,2. PMac G4 3,6. PBook G4 5,8. [MorphOS 3.14 / Void Linux / Gentoo Linux] | A1200. ACA-1233, Indivision AGA Mk2. [Amiga OS 3.2]
  • »23.10.20 - 12:44
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  • Just looking around
    Posts: 5 from 2020/10/23
    Hi ernsteiswuerfel,

    shrinking HFS+ that's what I want in order to give some place to morphOs.
    But I try it with live cd ubuntu 9.04 with partition's tool. I have a message that problem realocation HFS+ !

    Is there any way to check and fix HFS + partition on mac os X ?
    Someone can tell me which is better to resize HFS+ tiger 10.4 or leopard 10.5 ?
    I want to try one of them instead of ubuntu to resize whithout data lost.

    Thanks
  • »23.10.20 - 13:51
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  • MorphOS Developer
    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2191 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    You can check/fix the partition with the Disk Utility on OSX.
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Posts: 114 from 2017/8/6
    +1.
    Try to boot from an OSX 10.5 install media, then choose Disk Utility from the menu. You can't change the partition you have booted the system with. Thats why you need to boot from a CD or an external FireWire device.
  • »23.10.20 - 16:25
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  • Just looking around
    Posts: 5 from 2020/10/23
    Hi ! jacadcaps and amifrog,
    next step find osx 10.5 for check/fix and I hope resize HFS+ without trouble.

    Thank you.
  • »23.10.20 - 16:55
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    Search in Archive.org.😉
  • »23.10.20 - 17:36
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  • Just looking around
    Posts: 5 from 2020/10/23
    Hi everyone,

    Some people advice me to use tiger 10.4 in spite of Leopard 10.5 because better for powerpc HFS.
    I find and use 10.4 mac osx but when I boot with and select disk utility and hope find rezise partition,
    I only find create 1,2,3 etc volume or divise the partition. I'm scared to lose everything.
    I don't want to lose my exist's partition 10.5.8.
    I just want to resize HFS+ partition because ubuntu 9.04 doesn't work to resize it.
    I use the repair utility disk, it don't find any problem.
    In obligement forum the explain a way to start at zero point to install mac osx and then morpho.
    Is it exist a way to use install mac osx just to resize partition mac hfs+ without lose data ?

    Thanks at all,
  • »29.10.20 - 15:52
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Brumiga
    Posts: 214 from 2004/4/3
    From: France
    Hello Tektek_pieuvre,

    Why do you absolutely want to keep an installation with macos x 10.5 leopard ? From what I've read this version certainly often causes severe slowdowns. Have you met these or not ? If your answer is yes then forget macos x 10.5 leopard and install macos x 10.4 tiger instead. Unless you want to keep the current version for some applications that work with this one but not with the previous one. However, when you have managed to install morphos and then the chrysalis software pack then you will forget, you will drop, you will abandon macos x, whether 10.5 leopard or 10.4 tiger. The reason for this is simple, these versions are old and no more maintained, they are frozen as well as the programs that run on them. Nothing evolves more. Full stop, finished.

    Brumiga
  • »30.10.20 - 13:06
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11158 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > they are frozen as well as the programs that run on them.

    TenFourFox is still being developed :-)
  • »30.10.20 - 13:13
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  • Butterfly
    Butterfly
    Posts: 71 from 2019/10/15
    What Brumiga said.

    When I originally started playing with MorphOS, I only used the live cd. I then went full blown and did dual install with 10.5 and MorphOS on my iMac G5 iSight.

    The speed and responsiveness of MorphOS is just in another league.

    I eventually opened the iMac and swapped the HDD for a SSD for my special OS.
    Now it's the only OS on my iMac and I'm really in love.

    I would however not agree with the Crysalis pack. Yes, it sets everything up for you ( and changes the look ( one thing I didn't like )), but ...

    Taking the time to learn the OS and all its nice hidden features has been really great. Also everything and I mean EVERYTHING can be tweaked to your liking.

    Slowly but surely I've build up my OS to look / work and feel the way I like it. The guys on IRC has been absolutely fantastic and they are really helpful for a non-Amiga user. You can even chat directly with the developers :-)

    Good luck!

    [ Edited by MoerBoer 30.10.2020 - 16:22 ]
  • »30.10.20 - 13:18
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  • Butterfly
    Butterfly
    Posts: 71 from 2019/10/15
    p.s. When I did my dual boot, I followed this PDF ( it's old so you will need to adjust whatever is needed, but can be done ) : Dual boot
  • »30.10.20 - 13:20
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  • Just looking around
    Posts: 5 from 2020/10/23
    Hello everybody,
    I'll try this week to install tiger and morphos. I hope that all steps succeed without any problem. Have a good week. Stay safe
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    polluks
    Posts: 553 from 2007/10/23
    From: Gelsenkirchen,...
    The PDF online
    Pegasos II G4: MorphOS 3.9, Zalman M220W · iMac G5 12,1
    Power Mac G3: OSX 10.3 · PowerBook 5,8: OSX 10.5, MorphOS 3.14
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