Bootstrap partition with beta4 installer
I've been trying to install Debian testing onto a Dual G4 PowerMac. I
have downloaded the beta4 installer and burnt it on a CD.
I am having problems booting from the CD (or a DVD version I purchased)
but I will leave this issue for another thread.
I have placed the install images, kernel, etc on a small MacOS partition
and then used Open Firmware to boot the installer. So far so good.
I repartition the second MacOS partition to create a newworld bootstrap
partition, a 1 GB swap space and a 47GB root filesystem. So far so good.
When finishing the partition stage, the installer gives me an error that
it cannot detect the bootstrap partition.
I have exited to a console and checked with mac-fdisk and the bootstrap
partition looks fine. I have even tried using mac-fdisk to create the
bootstrap partition but the installer still complains. I have 1MB
reserved for the bootstrap. I've tried partition sizes of 800KB, 820KB
and 1MB with no luck.
How can I get the installer to recognise the bootstrap partition so I
can finish the installation ???
I have the basic root filesystem installed so I thought about trying to
boot into that directly but so far I haven't had any success. The
kernel says it can't find the rootfs and panics.
Any help muchly appreciated.