Re: Installing Etch without re-installing Tiger.
On Tue, 2006-11-14 at 22:17 -0800, brian wrote:
> --- Charles Plessy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > There are some howtos around, saying that debian
> > must be installed on a
> > partition which is located before osX. I am
> > wondering if it still true,
> its not a must but is strongly suggested. because
> if you lose your vram/pram settings or need to
> reset them you may then be unable to boot your
> linux partition.
> the reason for that is that computer will default
> to boot off first bootable partion. but actually
> all you really need is the little yaboot part.
Note that only the order in the partition table matters, not the
physical location of the partitions themselves on the disk. The former
can easily be changed with any partitioning tool.
Earthling Michel Dänzer | http://tungstengraphics.com
Libre software enthusiast | Debian, X and DRI developer