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Bug#388085: AW: Bug#388085: installation on Apple G5


I can not give you the partition table or map, because I reinstalled everything again.
I now have installed MacOSX on a clean disk, the first 200 GB free HFS partition, then 40 GB for MacOSX HFS+ case-sensitive 
with journaling feature. After the MacOS X installation went fine, I installed Debian again, now with the latest Netinstall ISO-image
for etch. Still the Partition Tool in the Debian Installer, did not recognize any of the existing Mac Partition Map.

I switched to a shell and used "mac-fdisk" to create a Apple Bootstrap partition, a Linux Swap partition and a Linux partition for a
big ext3 root filesystem. After that I could install the base system. The installation of the bootloader (yaboot) did not succeed.

After I rebooted the Mac and booted again into the Rescue-System I could install yaboot. Now the dual boot is working fine.
I think the Kernel does not reread the partition map after I added the Linux partitions.

Are you having automatically support for Mac Partition Maps in the Debian Installer?


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Sven Luther [mailto:sven.luther@wanadoo.fr] 
Gesendet: Montag, 18. September 2006 17:14
An: EXTERNAL Brodkorb Waldemar (Tarent; AA-DG/ESW1); 388085@bugs.debian.org
Cc: submit@bugs.debian.org
Betreff: Re: Bug#388085: installation on Apple G5

On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 03:43:06PM +0200, EXTERNAL Brodkorb Waldemar (Tarent; AA-DG/ESW1) wrote:
> Package: installation-reports
> Boot method: mini.iso
> Image version: 2006-08-07
> Date: 2006-09-18
> Machine: Apple PowerMac G5 
> Processor: ppc64
> Memory: 2 GB
> Partitions: <df -Tl will do; the raw partition table is preferred>
> Output of lspci and lspci -n:
> Base System Installation Checklist:
> [O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
> Initial boot worked:    [x]
> Configure network HW:   [x]
> Config network:         [x]
> Detect CD:              [x]
> Load installer modules: [x]
> Detect hard drives:     [x]
> Partition hard drives:  [E]
> Create file systems:    [x]
> Mount partitions:       [x]
> Install base system:    [x]
> Install boot loader:    [x]
> Reboot:                 [x]
> Comments/Problems:
> The partition manager did not recognized my MacOS X partition table.
> I installed MacOS X on a 20 GB partition before I started the Debian
> installation.
> So a dual-boot is not supported at the moment, if you already have MacOS
> X installed.


Well, it used to work, so i, as well as the parted team i guess, really would
like to know more about your mac-os-x parttition table, what mac-os-x version
you are using, and how you did partition your disk.

If you could provide us with a dump of the partition table part of the disk
(dd if=/dev/hda of=/tmp/file bs=1K count=1024 for example), so we can look at
it and investigate would be nice.


Sven Luther

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