Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-user

From: "A. Khattri" <ajai@××××.net>
To: gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-ppc-user] Mac disk partitions
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 20:20:55
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 ;-)

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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Mac disk partitions David Gurvich <david.gurvich@×××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Mac disk partitions Michael Hanselmann <hansmi@g.o>