On Thu, Jul 13, BandiPat wrote:
Ok, this brings up a question. Is the
partitioning tool in SuSE
still not working as it should for an empty drive? You are saying
here, if a drive has not been formatted before or wiped of any
format, special things have to be done to get the partitioning tool
to handle it? Is this the case no matter what the computer, Mac or
Pegasus? I am confused with some of this, haven't tried it yet, so
no experience with how things are handled.
I used an OS9 formated drive during my 10.1 testing, here "whole
disk" worked. It offered the existing MacOS partition for removal and
splitted it into boot, root and swap.
But for some reason I did not retest the empty disk case. And as a
result, it is not working correctly in 10.1.
For Pegasos you still need to do manual partitioning with parted.
If I have a Mac and want to wipe everything from
the hard drive to
install SuSE, can that be done with the partitioning tool as with
the i386? I understand, I think, that if you want to do a dual
boot, you have to resize with some Mac tool, before installing
Linux, because the SuSE tool will not resize as it does with
Windows drives? If not, will these be fixed?
HFS resizing does not work due to lack of tools.
So for 10.1 its basically the same procedure as every year: to
initalize the disk, use MacOS tools or do it manually with pdisk or
The expert partitioner can remove and create partitions now, thats
Ok, thanks Olaf, that helps clarify things a bit for me. I guess, I
just need to play a bit, to get a feel for things. Sounds like the PPC
build has a ways to go yet, but I'm hoping there will be continued
interest enough to keep it going. Now if we can only find some cheap
sources for PPC hardware! ;-)
Oh, no need to send two replies, I get list mail, so that will be
adequate for me.