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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
> # 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
> 1: @ 64 for 23, type=0x1
> 2: @ 118 for 36, type=0xffff
> (Yes, this Mac has SCSI disks ;-)
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
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