Bug#673110: debian-installer: wheezy installer on macmini3, 1 should run gptsync before reboot
I recently re-installed after replacing a drive on macmini3,1 which worked
nearly flawlessly except
that I needed to drop to a shell and install gptsync and run it during the "now
we'll reboot" dialog at
the end. I believe this is needed if anything was changed in partitioning. Of
course, one may run gptsync
from rEFIt or the Mac OS X installer instead, but since gptsync is packaged and
works fine it would be
great to just run it.
I note that guided partitioning used a biosgrub partition, which is needed for
"bios compatibility mode"
on mac hardware, from what I gather. The installer also selected grub-pc, which
would be correct for
bios compatibility -- however, the MBR needs to be correct for (at least) the
default Apple bootloader
to try. I had rEFIt installed on a USB key, and was installing from a
(different) USB key but wanted to do
away with rEFIt (and OS X) for this one.
Otherwise, the installer worked great, and continues to look better and better.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash