Installing FreeBSD 11 on PowerMac G5 (beside Debian)


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I have a G5 Power Mac with Linux and i would like to install FreeBSD on it. However, whenever i try to install it, it completely destroys the partition tables on ALL disks and rendering Linux to unbootable. (FreeBSD also cannot boot.) I've read in the manual, that on PPC sysinstall cannot properly partition and i should use gpart instead, but i did not asked it to partition anything at all! I just asked it to install on a pre-made partition.

My question is, how can i install FreeBSD on my G5, without destroying my disks. I have the following partition tables:

A 120 GB SSD with:
4 MB Apple boot partition
16 GB ext3 for Linux
16 GB UFS for FreeBSD
88 GB unpartitioned

A 80 GB HDD with
16 GB swap for both systems
64 GB ext3 for data

So, how can i make FreeBSD understand to don't mess with the partition table and just install to disk0/3 and use disk1/1 for swap area?

Any help is appreciated.