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Bug#501290: Installation report: MacBook4,1 on Oct 2nd

Package: installation-reports

Boot method:
Image version:
	CD: Debian GNU/Linux testing "Lenny" - Official Snapshot amd64 NETINST Binary-1 20081002-09:05

Machine: MacBook4,1
	Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
	255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
	Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
	Disk identifier: 0x00000000

	   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
	/dev/sda1               1          26      204819+  ee  EFI GPT
	/dev/sda2              26       16719   134086656   af  Unknown
	/dev/sda3   *       16735       18677    15597568   83  Linux
	/dev/sda4           18693       19458     6139696    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot:           [O]
Detect network card:    [O]
Configure network:      [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [see below]
Install base system:    [O]
Clock/timezone setup:   [O]
User/password setup:    [O]
Install tasks:          [O]
Install boot loader:    [O, see below]
Overall install:        [O]


Keeping in mind http://wiki.debian.org/MacBook, the installation proceeded
unexpectedly well.  The partitioning has been done in MacOS X (entirely, i.e.
resizing and creating, with the graphical disk utility).  The triple boot
layout is managed with rEFIt (http://refit.sourceforge.net/).

During "partition hard drives" I just have labeled the linux partition
correctly.  Right after debootstrap (IIRC) I created a swap file (more than four
partitions are not recommended for GPT/MBR mix).

*suggestion*: support swap files in the debian installer

Grub2 has been successfully installed in /dev/sda3.  Before rebooting I had to
synchronize MBR and GPT with
	chroot /target
	aptitude install refit
	/sbin/gptsync /dev/sda

This is the only thing that is really *missing* in the debian installer.

Final adjustments:

* install 'pommed' so that the apple laptop hotkeys are recognized
* add 'options snd-hda-intel model=mbp3' so that the sound chip is detected
* correct the xorg keyboard options (for anyone who is used to the mac layout):
	Option "XkbModel" "macbook79"
	Option "XkbOptions" "apple:badmap"
* install 'gsynaptics' and configure the touchpad according to
  this would be easier if a 'ServerLayout' section and the 'Input Device'
  section for the touchpad are present by default (like in Ubuntu)
* install 'lm-sensors' and add chip driver 'coretemp' to '/etc/modules'

Have not tried yet:

* bluetooth
* camera
* external monitor
* infrared receiver
* microphone
* wireless network

* map 2nd and 3rd mouse button to the keyboard
* use apple/cmd key as ctrl (so that apple-q quits application like in MacOS X)

Cheers, Jens

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