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Re: What is this Apple Bootstrap thing of which the installer speaks?

On Tue, May 03, 2011 at 09:00:50AM -0400, annathemermaid@hush.com wrote:
> So, I was trying to install Debian on this old iBook, and
> apparently yaboot wants an Apple Bootstrap partition of a
> particular size. I don't see a way to create such a thing in the
> partitioner, and I would think it is something Mac OS X ought to
> have created? Unfortunately, the Mac OS X partitioner really isn't
> that powerful.

It's not, unfortunately.  You'll need to use mac-fdisk to partition
the disk correctly.  This will let you create an Apple_Bootstrap
partition of the correct size.  For some reason the Apple disk
utility deliberately hides these "special" partitions!


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