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Re: Debian... install partition?

On Sun, Sep 25, 2005 at 11:38:44PM -0400, Chadwick wrote:
> On 9/25/05, Jay States <j.states@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have been playing around with installing Debian and the installer
> > wants to partition the whole HD.  This is the way I partitioned the HD
> > with Apple's Disk Utility
> >
> > (1) 30GbBOS  X (Mac OS Extended)
> > (2) 25GB Apple (Mac OS Extended)
> > (3) 20GB Free Space
> Man!  Am I the only one with a 60GB drive in my powerbook?  Of course,
> you didn't say powerbook.. but this leads to the question of: has
> anyone upgraded their internal PB (1.33 GHz) drive?  On top of that..
> google shows my drive [TOSHIBA MK6025GAS] as a 4200rpm drive.. aren't
> there 7200 rpm drives for this machine??

I have a 120GB seagate 5200 rpm drive in it, worked fine, upgrade went
flawlessly, driver was a bit expensive though. I had a last-model tibook

> > I want to install Debian on the third partition... why is the installer
> > only allowing a whole HD partition?
> Installing Debian on the third partition would need a manual
> configuration of the parition table.  You also need to make a 800K
> bootstrap partition (an option from the manual partitioner.  In the
> end you will end up with an odd setup (I have 9 partitions and a
> little free space at the end -- Bootstrap is partition 8, and Debian
> is partition 9)

There is also an option to install in the biggest free space or something.


Sven Luther

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