Re: The best scheme to test D-I
> Hi all,
> I'm going to clean my hard drive and re-install all my system. I have a
> powerpc based computer and I will put mac os x and debian on it. I also
> plan to test d-i on this computer. Then, I wanna know if some of you
> could give some advice on partitionning the hard drive. I mean, should I
> create a third free partition along side the two main partion (mac os +
> debian ) in order to be able to test d-i without deleting my existing
> debian partion or is there another way to test d-i?
The first Debian install will be used as your first test of d-i...:-)
After this, if you want to keep something for testing d-i later, you
have two possibilities:
A spare partition : however, as Otavio mentioned, this is quite
dangerous on your daily machine. The current D-I will probably be very
safe, but further versions may be more dangerous...
An emulator such as VmWare or qemu : however, I don't know if qemu is
available on ppc machines....
The latter is bay far the safest, of course, if you can do it....