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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:34 pm    Post subject: Dual Boot Gentoo, OS X with my Ti PB G4 partition strategy Reply with quote

I want to dual boot Gentoo and OS X.

If I use mac-fdisk, will it delete my OS X partition and I HAVE to install OS X again, or it will enable me to just partition without any partition wipe out?

cause I don't want to install OS X again, i just want to part out the HD and install Gentoo.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is my mac-fdisk -l:

/dev/hda1 Apple_partition_map Apple 63@1 partition map
/dev/hda2 Apple_Driver43 Macintosh 56@64 Driver 4.3
/dev/hda3 Apple_Driver43 Macintosh 56@120 Driver 4.3
/dev/hda4 Apple_Driver_ATA Mactintosh 56@176 Unknown
/dev/hda5 Apple_Driver_ATA Mactintosh 56@232 Unknown
/dev/hda6 Apple_FWDriver Macintosh 512@288 Unknown
/dev/hda7 Apple_Driver_IOKit Macintosh 512@800 Unknown
/dev/hda8 Apple_Patches Patch Partition 512@1312 Unknown
/dev/hda9 Apple_HFS Untitled askjfsjf;ajsfj@1824 HFS

how should I rearrange that partition table?

what are those hda3-8? can someone explain a little ?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is what i tried so far:

it is not working out for me because of the hda9 is taking up all the space.

I don't have Apple_Free to Create a new partition or a bootstrap partition.

How do I split the /dev/hda9 to two parition and still have OS X not removed?

is there such a command, i looking at the mac-fdisk and doesn't see this command for my need.

please help!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's what I did. I used the OS X installer to make two volumes. One I labeled Mac OS X and the other I labeled Gentoo. They were both HFS+. When the OS X installer asked me which volume to install onto I choose the OS X. Later in mac-fdisk I deleted the Gentoo volume and re-parititioned it to my liking.

You may be able resize your current HFS+ paritition with something like parted.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10k1 wrote:
Here's what I did. I used the OS X installer to make two volumes. One I labeled Mac OS X and the other I labeled Gentoo. They were both HFS+. When the OS X installer asked me which volume to install onto I choose the OS X. Later in mac-fdisk I deleted the Gentoo volume and re-parititioned it to my liking.

You may be able resize your current HFS+ paritition with something like parted.


The problem is you install a fresh copy of OS X, and I don't want to reinstall the OS X again.

and plus parted comes with the gentoo 2004.2 doesn't support hfs+.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chrislee8 wrote:
10k1 wrote:
Here's what I did. I used the OS X installer to make two volumes. One I labeled Mac OS X and the other I labeled Gentoo. They were both HFS+. When the OS X installer asked me which volume to install onto I choose the OS X. Later in mac-fdisk I deleted the Gentoo volume and re-parititioned it to my liking.

You may be able resize your current HFS+ paritition with something like parted.


The problem is you install a fresh copy of OS X, and I don't want to reinstall the OS X again.

and plus parted comes with the gentoo 2004.2 doesn't support hfs+.


There's a piece of software called iPartition (http://www.coriolis-systems.com/iPartition.php) which allows you to resize your partitions without formatting.. just like Partiition Magic under WinBlows.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

umm, chrislee8:

the parted that came with the 2004.1 livecd can resize hfs+ (but make sure you have turned off journalling in osx's diskutility) and i would assume that teh same verson of parted (or better) would be on the 2004.2


i actually resized a partition that had journalling turned ON, but it took a long tim (5+hours) so i would suggest turning it off.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

daSilVetZ wrote:

There's a piece of software called iPartition (http://www.coriolis-systems.com/iPartition.php) which allows you to resize your partitions without formatting.. just like Partiition Magic under WinBlows.


no free, no way. i would rather reinstall OS then. but thanks for the info.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

killfire wrote:
umm, chrislee8:

the parted that came with the 2004.1 livecd can resize hfs+ (but make sure you have turned off journalling in osx's diskutility) and i would assume that teh same verson of parted (or better) would be on the 2004.2


i actually resized a partition that had journalling turned ON, but it took a long tim (5+hours) so i would suggest turning it off.


killfire


i looked into disk utitlity, where is the journalling?

I only see 5 tabs, Information, First Aid, Erase, Partition, RAID. Disk Utility menu doesn't have anything like journalling.
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