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Re: My Debian/MacMini web pages

>     However, if Paul (or some other kind soul on the list) could let me on
> the secret of how to circumvent the "No hard disk detected for
> partitioning"
> message from Debian installer (or mac-fdisk), I could get started as I
> have
> some experience of installing Debian (as well as SuSE and Yellow Dog
> Linux)
> in an older iMac.  The Mac Mini just taken out of the box, on the other
> hand, seems to be unwilling to run anything other than Mac OS X (you cant
> even boot it from a CD - seriously, Apple needs its head examining)!
> Does
> it need to be tweaked in any way, possibly hardware-wise (Heaven forbid!),
> to run Linux?  Does it need to be "brainwashed" to change its current
> deeply
> held conviction that its sole mission in life is just to run OS X?  Is it
> a
> feature shared by all G4 and G5 Macs?  I only hope not!

linux on mac mini isnt magic. youll get it on and things will work
well. possibly you might try ubuntu if your not too savy with
debian and linux in general.

>     Also can anyone please tell me how to log in as a root (username and
> password) in Darwin in OS 10.3 so that I can run fdisk from Terminal?

macosx has the same locked root as ubuntu

to enable root, log in as an user with admin privileges.
then open a shell
sudu bash

put in your password
youll then be in a bash shell as root,
you can then go

change your root password.
then you can 'su' to root.

>     Any help will be highly appreciated (and could also be helpful to
> others
> struggling to partition the disks of their shiny new Macs for Debian).

the site you mentioned worked fine for me


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