reassign 481844 installation-guide-powerpc retitle 481844 Document disklabel type to use for various subarches and why severity 481844 minor tag 481844 help thanks > The supplied logs are with manual partitioning the disk, > it seems that it is not sufficient with only a NewWorld > boot partition (Apple_Bootloader). Actually the error > was choosing "msdos" when partitioning the entire disk, > instead "mac" should have been selected. The partition > table (I suppose) was missing from the disk, which > seems to be needed. > > It does not state this anywhere, it just says that you > need to have a NewWorld boot partition. It would be > a good thing to put in Appendix C of the installation > manual for PowerPC. As already mentioned on IRC, the basic error here was to deviate from the default disklabel type offered by the installer. There's a good reason expert mode is called "expert": it presumes you know what you're doing. Although this is user error, I have no problem with documenting the correct partition types to use for various powerpc systems in the installation guide. However, since that is a nice mess (see below), this should be done by someone more familiar with the port than I am. Patches welcome! partman-partitioning/lib/disk-label.sh lists the following default disklabels (as per the D-I Lenny Beta 2 release): powerpc) case "$sub" in apus) echo amiga;; amiga) echo amiga;; chrp) echo msdos;; chrp_rs6k|chrp_ibm) echo msdos;; chrp_pegasos) echo amiga;; pasemi) echo msdos;; prep) echo msdos;; powermac_newworld) echo mac;; powermac_oldworld) echo mac;; ps3) echo msdos;; cell) echo msdos;; *) echo UNKNOWN;; esac;; Not that some of these subarches are not actually supported anymore. Cheers, FJP
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