Re: do I need to create the bootstrap partition during install?
On Fri, 2005-03-04 at 21:20 -0500, Tamas K Papp wrote:
> I am new to debian on ppc so forgive me if this is a stupid question.
> I would like to have a dual boot system on a g4 powerbook (alu).
> During the install, do I need to create the Apple_Bootstrap partition
> for yaboot manually, or is it automatic (even if I choose manual
> Is there an advantage to making it bigger than 820k? I seem to have
> 130 gb of space between the partition table (#1, 32k) and the OS X
> partition. If I make the bootstrap partition, say, 1 megabyte, is it
> ok to use the rest as secondary swap or something?
> Another thing: should I use the rc2 image from
> or a daily image from
> or something completely different?
IIRC, you will need to create the bootstrap partition if you choose
manual partitioning. Automatic partitioning will do that for you and it
allocates 1MB for the partition. I never understood what that partition
did and so I've left it at that.
I installed Debian on my Powerbook 12" 1.33 GHz using the rc2 installed.
Everything worked flawlessly. I'm just a little wary with daily builds.
Never know how stable they are :-)