Changeset 983df6f for appendices/ppc


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Jun 9, 2006, 5:15:04 PM (15 years ago)
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Jim Gifford <clfs@…>
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r3903@server (orig r1756): ken | 2006-06-09 17:04:23 -0700
First attempt at making the ppc temporary system bootable, plus related cleanups, particularly for creating partitions.

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    4444        machines are unlikely to be able to read or write to macintosh partitions
    4545        (in particular, fdisk does not understand them). The format allows a large
    46         number of individual partitions, and the native Mac tools have a tendency
     46        number of individual partitions, and the native Mac tools had a tendency
    4747        to insert small "filler" partitions between the real partitions. Under
    4848        linux, using more than 15 partitions can be problematic (shortage of device
     
    5151        Mac OS partition(s) after it and (re-)install the Mac OS.  The
    5252        freespace can then be partitioned using <command>parted</command> or the
    53         older <command>mac-fdisk</command>.</para>
     53        older <command>mac-fdisk</command>.  It seems that recent versions of the
     54        Mac tools may no longer insert the filler partitions, so it may be
     55        possible to do all the partitioning before installing OSX.</para>
    5456
    5557        <warning>
    56         <para>The Macintosh resizing and partitioning tools are destructive and will
    57         delete all data when a partition is resized.</para>
     58        <para>The Macintosh resizing and partitioning tools are destructive and may
     59        delete all data when a partition is resized, even on unaltered partitions.
     60        </para>
    5861        </warning>
    5962
     
    6669        are as normal (at least one rootfs, perhaps swap, perhaps others).</para>
    6770
    68         <para>If you follow this advice, partition 1 will be the apple partition
     71        <para>According to the lfs-from-osx hint, the Mac partitioning tools
     72        can create an apple_bootstrap partition and therefore there is no need
     73        to use a Linux CD to create the desired partitions from freespace, but
     74        using a Linux CD to create the partitions is a more widely tested approach.
     75        </para>
     76
     77        <para>If you follow this approach, partition 1 will be the apple partition
    6978        map, partition 2 will be the bootstrap at the start of the disk, the
    7079        linux partitions will follow, and then the mac partition(s) - under OSX
    7180        the first mac partition will be number 3, under OS9 it would have a higher
    72         number.</para>
     81        number and there would be some apple driver partitions.</para>
    7382      </listitem>
    7483    </varlistentry>
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