Re: Install second partition of powerbook?
On 9/21/05, Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2005 at 11:43:31AM -0400, Jay States wrote:
> > I have looked through the mailing list and googled about installing
> > debian on a second partition and found no solution. I have OS X on the
> > first partition and the second partition is free, I would like to
> > install Debian... but not if I have to re-format the disk. Any suggestions?
> Use debian installer, and when coming to the partitioning step, chose manually
> editing partition table, and use this second partition (or better yet erase
> it, go into automated partitioning and chose use all free space). Don't be
> surprised as your partitions will be #9 and #10 or so, and make sure you
> create a small 8MB or so partition for yaboot.
> Notice that with sid/etch d-i, you can even do shrinking ofyour mac os x
> partition without losing data :) Not sure the partman ui allows for shrinking,
> but you can go to console 2 and use parted directly.
> Sven Luther
I've got OSX one three partitions, and Debian unstable on one. The
installation manual tells a little bit here:
Lots of reading beyond that there.
Here's what my partitions look like:
ssbeagle:~# mac-fdisk -l
# type name length base
( size ) system
/dev/hda1 Apple_partition_map Apple 63 @ 1
( 31.5k) Partition map
/dev/hda2 Apple_Free 262144 @ 64
(128.0M) Free space
/dev/hda3 Apple_HFS Apple_HFS_Untitled_2 13397696 @
262208 ( 6.4G) HFS
/dev/hda4 Apple_Free 262144 @
13659904 (128.0M) Free space
/dev/hda5 Apple_HFS Apple_HFS_Untitled_3 25294976 @
13922048 ( 12.1G) HFS
/dev/hda6 Apple_Free 262144 @
39217024 (128.0M) Free space
/dev/hda7 Apple_HFS Linux 64071296 @
39479168 ( 30.6G) HFS
/dev/hda8 Apple_Bootstrap eXternal booter 17408 @
103550464 ( 8.5M) NewWorld bootblock
/dev/hda9 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 Debian GNU/Linux 13642352 @
103567872 ( 6.5G) Linux native
/dev/hda10 Apple_Free 16 @
117210224 ( 8.0k) Free space
Block size=512, Number of Blocks=117210240
See that /dev/hda8? That's where I created my Bootstrap partition for
yaboot. Then I created /dev/hda9 with the remaining space, and
installed Debian there!