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Re: Can't boot Mac OSX after installing Etch - solved

I used the image I got from here:


I think the link for the PPC images are for a daily build so yes I must have used one of those.  I did have Ubuntu on there, but via the alternate CD.  When I found out they were dropping PPC I decided to put Debian on there I  switched from Debian to Ubuntu on my desktop - might go back to Debian on there as well now it's on the Powerbook.

I have got Mac OSX and I'm getting a RAM upgrade to 640 MB this week so I could probably do some testing.  The ibook hasn't been used for anything 'serious' yet so it can get wiped.

I used the Mac OSX partitioner to do the current set up, I wanted to make sure that OSX could see the partitions properly.


On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 16:56:50 +1100
Holger Levsen <debian@layer-acht.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Tuesday 23 January 2007 10:13, Ananda Samaddar wrote:
> > Must have been something with the buggy graphical installer or my messing
> > with the partitions.  I used OSX partitioning tool to partition the HDD
> > (it's  piece of crap by the way) and everything is working dual-boot wise
> > now.
> >
> > Feel like a bit of a moron now!
> Na :) Mistakes are for learning, they're good :) Thanks for sharing your 
> experiences!
> In my experience with 96mb ram, the partitioning tool of the graphical 
> installer also behaved badly, thats why we made it switch to the text based 
> installer if there are less than 128mb of ram available. But this doesn't 
> seem to be enough - probably only if there are macosx partitions - which I 
> cannot test :-/ (i suspect it needs to do more calculations and these 
> calculation process is quite inefficient...) 
> Does someone has a.) maxosx installed b.) more than 128mb (it's possible to 
> tell the system to use less, if you have half a gig or something) and c.) is 
> willing to do a test-install which might destroy the installation..? Uhh.
> Also it needs to be tested with our partitioning tool :)
> And the test should be done with the daily-build of the installer - which one 
> did you use exactly? daily? rc1? ubuntu?
> regards,
> 	Holger

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