Re: Bug#260763: [powerpc] Problems with logical volume setup during installation
On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 08:50:48PM -0800, Shyamal Prasad wrote:
> "Michael" == Michael Schmitz
> <email@example.com> writes:
> Michael> s/MockOS/MacOS/g
> Michael> to anything but Apple_Bootstrap, Apple_HFS,
> Michael> Apple_UNIX_SVR2 or Apple_Free. If you're sure (or just
> Michael> reasonably confident) Linux_LVM will be ignored by
> Sven> Just give it a try and enlighten us.
> Michael> Just as soon as I get another spare disk. BTW anyone can
> Michael> try that, so the call goes to the Mac users in general.
> I have a PowerMac7,3 (Dual G5) that is intended to run Linux so I gave
> it a shot.
> I created a partition with type Linux_LVM and name LVM_Test using
> mac-fdisk. I put an ext3 file system on the partition so I could
> fsck/mount it to see if the Mac OS programs or OF screwed around with
> the partition data itself. Then I did the following tests.
> Booted into Mac OS X 10.3.7 (Open Firmware 5.1.8f7) and used the Disk
> Utility to look at the partitions. The test partition shows up, and a
> "Get Info" showed its type as 'Linux_LVM'. Booted back into Linux and
> the Linux_LVM partition was still good.
Tell me, when you create a Apple_UNIX_SVR2 partition, does it show up too ?
I guess not, then this would be the main difference, and we have to see if :
1) we can get apple to recognize those.
2) people can live with this smallish difference.
Thanks for your rather extensive testing.