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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:18 pm    Post subject: Gentoo PPC on USB on Flash Drive Reply with quote

I have an Aluminum Powerbook G4 17 inch, one of the last PPC only laptops. On it, I am running OS X(10.4.10). I have a 120 gig drive, and I'd have no problem splitting it into 2 60 gig partitions except I cannot find a way to do so non destructively. The first time I did it I used VolumeWorks 1.5 by SubRosaSoft. I paid $20 for the daul bootable CD, but I had 10.4.5. My Bootable CD locks up with 10.4.10, and I don't want to fork over another $20, when I feel "taken advantage of" for something I already own. For this reason, I have 2 questions:

1. I have a 2 gig USB Flash Drive, but I need to know if yaboot will boot an external drive. (LEXAR JUMP DRIVE something)
2. Are there any GNU type tools that work on PPC only systems that work like VolumeWorks? I've tried gparted and parted to no avail. Maybe I wasn't using them correctly.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

modern macosx ship wtiht diskutil to manage partitions, maybe thats what you need ?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gringo wrote:
modern macosx ship wtiht diskutil to manage partitions, maybe thats what you need ?

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That's the "destructive" utility though. It creates partitions, but in doing so, destroys all the data in the partition.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I don't know about booting off of a USB drive, the Gentoo Install CD has a program called parted which will resize HFS+ partitions. I've successfully taken an OSX-only install, resized the partition, and installed Gentoo in the resulting freespace. As with anything, I would backup everything before trying it.

Here's the relevant portion of the hand book. http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml?part=1&chap=4#doc_chap4
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you elaborate, or show a few steps. The last time I tried to use parted, I would set the partition size and get some error about unknown filesystem type, and be asked whether I should ignore it. I'd say yes, but parted never could finish.

I'll try again when I get home tonight, and see if I get any farther. I think the last time I tried was 2006.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's the "destructive" utility though


he, yes :P , sorry ... follow raungsts suggestion.

About booting from usb, i have no clue if is possible or not with yaboot out of the box, but you can install yaboot in the powerbook, copy there the kernel and boot your linux system installed in the external drive. Kernel parameter rootdelay will be necesary i guess ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

raungst wrote:
While I don't know about booting off of a USB drive, the Gentoo Install CD has a program called parted which will resize HFS+ partitions. I've successfully taken an OSX-only install, resized the partition, and installed Gentoo in the resulting freespace. As with anything, I would backup everything before trying it.

Here's the relevant portion of the hand book. http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml?part=1&chap=4#doc_chap4


It worked!!! I must've been doing it wrong before. I was successful at creating 2 60GB partitions, with 128MB of Free Space left over. That's close enough for me :D
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