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From: David Gurvich <david.gurvich@...>
Subject: Re: Mac disk partitions
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 16:36:55 -0400
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
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