Bug#422836: installer: No dual boot after installing Debian-poperpc Etch_40r0 on iBook 300Mhz
Subject: installer: No dual boot after installing Debian-poperpc Etch_40r0 on iBook 300Mhz
Followup-For: Bug #422836
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You might be interested to know that what what Mr Pierre Bauduin
reported in the captioned bug also happened on an iBook (First
Here follows what I did:
I replaced the 3GB HD of my ibook (MacOS9 and Debian (Sarge) ppc happily
working on it) with a brand new 80GB HD.
I booted from an OS 9 CD, made 4 hfs+ partitions (70 GB reserved for
Debian, the other 3 for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and an Xchange partition),
installed Mac OS 9, rebooted and could see that the system was there.
Then I rebooted from a _powerpc net-installer_ CD and installed the
Debian_40r0-powerpc, re-partitioning the big Debian partition into 13
ext2 parts plus a small Apple_bootstrap one. Added the macos= line in
/etc/yaboot.conf, ran ybin and rebooted.
Well, at this point I could see the label relating to Mac OS 9 (beside
the Linux one) but when I chose it I was presented with the small
icon in the middle of a white screen with a flashing question mark in
it! What is worst is that when rebooting from the Mac CD, no HFS
partition was visible and the only option would be to re-initialize the
HD. Linux would instead boot and work nicely.
I ran the full installation process three times (changing the position of
the HFS partitions in the doubt that 80GB could be too much for MacOS9,
or that all partitions should be made from Mac and then changed to ext2)
but, alas, the result was still the same.
An fdisk -l /dev/hda shows me that the HFS partitions are there (BTW,
they appear as HFS and not HFS+ as chosen when initializing from Mac).
Any suggestion? May be I should re-install choosing the old Potato that
worked fine on previous 3.0 GB hd?
Or, perhaps, the 'old glorious' G3 300Mhz cannot master the 80GB hd?
Thanks for your attention,
P.S.: In the /var/log/installer/syslog there are a few lines saying:
" ... kernel: XFS: SB validate failed"
I can send you all the files in /var/log/installer in case you need
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-powerpc
Locale: LANG=it_IT, LC_CTYPE=it_IT (charmap=locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
ANSI_X3.4-1968) (ignored: LC_ALL set to it_IT)
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