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Re: Installing Etch without re-installing Tiger.

Yes. You can install Debian on a second disk or a partition on the same
disk behind the OS X partition.

The parted in Etch installation CD should work well with shrinking the
hfs+ parition of OS X.  Remember to disable journaling of the hfs+ file
sytem before shrinking. 

I made several Debian Etch ppc installations by shrinking the OS X
partition on some G4 and G5 machines. The latest mol supports booting
Tiger in Etch, which gives me the opportunity to run both OS without
dual booting. Actually I have used mol on G4 to run several OS X
instances on one server so that developers can test their stuffs in a
virtual server environmnet. 

I have not tested the latest mol on G5 yet. If anybody knows the recent
status of mol on G5, please let me know. Also I am interested in smart
mol usage in real life environment, but so far have not find a forum or
wiki to discuss that yet.


On Tue, 2006-11-14 at 15:17 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Hi all,
> There are some howtos around, saying that debian must be installed on
> partition which is located before osX. I am wondering if it still
> because this roughly means that osX has to be re-installed, and I have
> no time to do this (going in a separate office to get many boxes and
> software keys, installing proprietary software from CDs, downloading
> updates on the net, rebooting, ...)
> On the other hands, I read some recent discussions in Ubuntu forums
> which talk about resizing and dual-booting. This sounds more doable.
> Can I just resize the hfs+ partition on my drive, and install Etch
> whereever partman left me some free space ?
> Have a nice day,
> -- 
> Charles Plessy
> http://charles.plessy.org
> Wako, Saitama, Japan

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