From: Tim (timod at domain esatclear.ie)
Date: Sat 04 May 2002 - 23:02:34 IST
Ar an 3/5/02 16:48, scriobh Ferren MacIntyre :
> 'Why', he asked, 'would you want a pre-installed Linux when I can send you
> 2 CDs with Mandrake PPC 8.0 on them?'
> Anything's worth a try, thought I.
> So. I have a 10 GB LaCie Pocket drive, and a 30 GB ditto, sitting by my
> iMac. Nothing in existence will repartition these. The 10 is an auxiliary
> brain, which carrries mss and reprint collections back and forth between
> home and office, and is gainfully employed. The 30 now has a copy of my
> internal drive, which may yet prove useful.
> The 10-GB internal drive is partitioned into 4 MacOS, 1 A/UX swap space, 4
> A/UX for Linux, a relic from the days of LinuxPPC.
> The Mandrake readme says:
> You will need [to] free up some addtitional space on your existing hard
> drive.... This free partition should not be formatted but left as "Apple
> Free".... You can also download a MacOS version of the Linux PPC disk
> partitioning tool, pdisk, from:
> Below is a screen shot of pdisk on an iMac, setup with a 2.3GB partition
> for MacOS (hda5), a 1MB bootstrap partition on hda6, and hda7, 8, and 9
> used for Linux "/", swap and "/home"
I've always found pdisk to be a great program. To get something in
Apple_Free, just delete an existing partition.
l /dev/hda to view layout on first IDE disk
e /dev/hda to edit this disk
p to print the partition table (same as l above)
d 8 to delete partition #8 (for example...)
w to write
q to exit
q to exit
Reboot. When you boot back up again, the apple_free partition will be
there. BTW, if you delete #7,8,9 they will merge to form one apple_free
slice to play with.
As to why pdisk isn't reporting on your disk, I don't know. Try 'L' this
will list all devices.
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