Debian installer partition table editing tools are compatible with OS X, but not with MacOS 9
I assume you meant with Mac OS X v10.2.8's Disk Utility app (haven't tried it yet). Yeah, it is complicated.bw123 wrote:The next chapter of your link says this:
https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/ ... 05.html.enDebian installer partition table editing tools are compatible with OS X, but not with MacOS 9
So you might be able to prepartition with a mac tool, then use the debian installer to format only?
Sounds complicated, even if you can get a partition for linux and keep the two others, with 60GB total, three OS installations is going to be really cramped up.
Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised due to it being so old from 2002, with 512 MB of RAM, 60 GB HDD, etc. I'm hoping I can run a basic GUI even if it is ugly. Even the included Mac OS X v10.2.8 is slow enough. I am was able to start my resize partition on the existing HFS+ drive, but it is so slow especially when starting at 0%.debiman wrote:on a sidenote, the standard debian gnome desktop will definitely be too heavy for that machine.
Argh. Too late. I am already resizing my HFS+ partition for half of its free disk space (36 GB to 18 GB with 28% done). I did see the bootable net installer say I should add firmwares, but I didn't have them so I skipped them. I assume I can do this later? It did find my network via the network cable earlier. I hope it doesn't jack up my HDD.oswaldkelso wrote:If you want to keep OSX then use the disutils tool in OSX to create a 10GB partition and note it's name. sd? I'm pretty sure it can resize but you'd better check first it a very long time since I used Apple.
Then format it during the install. I'd create a small swap equal to your ram, though most recommend double the ram. ymmv. Then a single / (root) ext4 partition.
You may need to edit yaboot.conf and add OSX to it then "rebless yaboot with holy penguin pee" I kid you not, to get all the boot options in the menu.
I'd try this iso
http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/j ... t/mini.iso
or the sid one as since PowerPC is now not official (or soon wont be) it maybe the best way to go.
Then I'd apt-get install --no-install-recommends pbbuttonsd ntp pommed Xorg alsautils openbox mrxvt rox-filer mplayer ffmpeg etc....... until you've built your desktop Good luck
PS. Almost certainly need firmware linux nonfree. Also as it's PPC not much point adding non free to your sources list so I'd just install the deb.
As root or sudo dpkg -i firmware-linux-nonfree_0.43_all.deb from where were the file is located
http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/no ... 43_all.deb
I've not used Debian versions since Wheezy so others may like to correct me if I'm talking crap
A friend told me to press fn+alt+f4 to see its console. I took a couple iPhone 4S pictures of it being stuck:ant wrote:Uh oh. It seems to be stuck at 52% for a few hours overnight at "Starting up the partitioner -- Please wait" text screen. First noticed it before 7 AM PST after waking up, and it is now 9:56 AM PST. I am scared to reboot. MBP's keyboard feels warm in its top area. I assume it is doing something? I wished Macs had HDD lights like PCs. Also, I hope my network disconnection didn't caused this. What do you guys think?
Also, this bootable Debian text installer needs to blank the screen black after idling for a while. I hope my screen doesn't get burned in!
I do have the original Mac OS X v10.2.1 DVDs. I booted its installation DVD up and tried to use its Disk Utility. However, it said it would erase my volume when I split/resize the drive.oswaldkelso wrote:If you don't have the OSX install disks and apple disk utils cant resize then use something like "carboncopy cloner" to clone your install to an old ipod or some such. Use the Target mode and a firewire cable. Then partition your disk and clone it back on to the resized partition. Then install Debian on to free space.
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