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Bug#443272: installation-reports: Partition not detected on a ST3500630AS Seagate 500 Go drive ; fan speed at maximum

Package: installation-reports
Severity: normal

Boot method: CD-ROM 
Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-latest/powerpc/iso-cd/debian-testing-powerpc-netinst.iso (b6671cb1e2652dd49de8168789fc83fa, 2007-0918-09:54)
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 15:56:25 +0900

Machine: Power Mac G5 (PowerMac7,3)
Processor: PowerPC G5 (3.0)
Memory: 1 Go
Partitions: <pdisk l /dev/disk0 (under OS X 10.2.10 8R218)

Partition map (with 512 byte blocks) on '/dev/disk0'
 #:                type name                     length   base      ( size )
 1: Apple_partition_map Apple                        63 @ 1        
 2:          Apple_Free                       893149168 @ 64        (425.9G)
 3:          Apple_Boot eXternal booter          262144 @ 893149232 (128.0M)
 4:          Apple_HFSX Apple_HFSX_Untitled_1  83361776 @ 893411376 ( 39.7G)
 5:          Apple_Free                              16 @ 976773152

Device block size=512, Number of Blocks=976773168 (465.8G)
DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [O]
Detect network card:    [O]
Configure network:      [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [E] did not detect my Mac partitions
Install base system:    [ ]
Clock/timezone setup:   [ ]
User/password setup:    [ ]
Install tasks:          [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Overall install:        [ ]

Dear Installer team,

In order to install a dual boot on a machine with a new drive, I first
re-installed and upgraded OS X, leaving free space before the system
partition in order to install Linux. However, the installer did not
detect the OS X (journalled, case-sensitive) partition. Etch's installer
did not manage either. Is the disk too big? (500 Go)

As a side problems, I had the fans running at full speed with the daily
build (not with Etch).

Apart from this, I have the two following comments :
 - The installer assumes that the keyboard will be a mac one, and does
   not give opportunity to declare another one. However, I am using a
   Lenovo keyboard with american layout.
 - Very often I was asked by the installer if I want to load the PCMCIA
   modules, and after saying no I was always asked or which options to
   passe to the modules.

Many thanks for your work. I hope you or somebody from the
debian-powerpc list (CCed) can help me to install the dual boot (even at
full fan speed), as I need it at work.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy,
Wako, Saitama, Japan

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