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Re: Bug#606396: installation-reports: Squeeze Beta1 on Apple iBook G4 (powerpc)

crn@pop3.netunix.com, le Mon 13 Dec 2010 12:06:30 -0000, a écrit :
> On sparc there is a restriction which applies to older machines.
> If the disk was originally formatted on a machine with an old version of
> the OBP it will have a disk label which cannot support slices larger than
> 2Gb. If you try to create any slice (not just swap) larger than 2Gb on
> such a disk only the first 2Gb will be readable.

Ok, but that's actually a partitioning limitation, not a swap
limitation, right? (e.g. if I assemble several partitions in something
like an lvm, >2GB swap should be possible)

> This is normally only a problem if you try to put a large disk into into a
> very old 32 bit machine or move a disk between old and newer machines.


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