Re: What is this Apple Bootstrap thing of which the installer speaks?
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On Tue, 03 May 2011 09:50:55 -0400 Roger Leigh
>On Tue, May 03, 2011 at 09:00:50AM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org
>> 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
>> that powerful.
>It's not, unfortunately. You'll need to use mac-fdisk to
>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!
> .''`. Roger Leigh
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Thanks! It works! Used Gentoo documentation:
Now that Debian is up and running, is there documentation somewhere
explaining how to make yaboot offer options to boot OpenBSD and/or
Also, is there any way to make Debian read OpenBSD's disklabel?
Debian seem to just see one big OpenBSD partition and none of the
subpartitions. Does that mean any partitions I want to share, e.g.
swap, have to be partitioned with something other than OpenBSD?
Oh, and is there anyway to escape X11 into a nice console?
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