Tux's lil' helper
Joined: 03 Oct 2002
|Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:52 am Post subject: Partitioning for dual-boot
|Hi, it's me again - nope, I still haven't got round to sorting out my system yet.
I'm now re-partitioning my /dev/sda device (on a G5) so that I can create a bootstrap, after which I will then install linux on other partitions on /dev/sdb. I do not want to remove my OS X or reinstall it, so would like to resize the existing partitions.
However, using 'parted' and typing print I get the following two partitions:
1. Start 0.000 End 0.031 Name 'Apple'
3. Start 128.031 End 152627.831 Filesystem hfs+ Name Untitled
- Why does it jump from 1 to 3? And why does the first partition span 0.031kb only? What happened to the space between 0.031 and 128.031?
More importantly, what should I do with these two partitions to install a bootstrap? Can I remove the first partition?