Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-user

From: David Gurvich <david.gurvich@×××××××.net>
To: gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Mac disk partitions
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 20:37:39
Message-Id: 200704301636.55860.david.gurvich@verizon.net
In Reply to: [gentoo-ppc-user] Mac disk partitions by "A. Khattri"
On Monday 30 April 2007 15:36:29 A. Khattri wrote:
> Im installing Gentoo on an old B&W G3 Mac which had another distro on it. > > According to mac-fdisk it appears to already have a boot partition on it. > So can I skip the creation of a boot partition and use the existing one? > > Command (? for help): p > /dev/sda > # type name length base ( > size ) system /dev/sda1 Apple_partition_map Apple > 63 @ 1 ( 31.5k) Partition map /dev/sda2 Apple_Bootstrap > untitled 2048 @ 64 ( 1.0M) NewWorld bootblock > /dev/sda3 Apple_Free Extra 17847888 @ 2112 ( > 8.5G) Free space > > Block size=512, Number of Blocks=17850000 > DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0 > Drivers- > 1: @ 64 for 23, type=0x1 > 2: @ 118 for 36, type=0xffff > > > (Yes, this Mac has SCSI disks ;-) > > > -- > A
Quick answer is yes. Only problem is the system is somewhat limited to be compiling everything. That will take forever. I would suggest using a build system for the packages or using a distro with the packages compiled already. David -- *--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--*--* KMail on Gentoo/PPC -- gentoo-ppc-user@g.o mailing list