Subject: Intel mini update
To: None <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: port-i386
Date: 10/06/2006 17:25:29
As hoped, -current boots.

This environment creates some weirdness.  We don't read Apple partition
tables.  Apple fakes up a disk label with a partition that's supposed to
protect their disk.

We can't edit this correctly with fdisk, because they really do intend to
have their special partition overlap the "reserved" cylinder at the beginning
of the disk.  It seems to me that fdisk's error message here should be a
warning with confirmation, rather than an actual refusal to edit the entry.

There is no way to eject a disk during installation; the mini has NO physical
drive eject of any sort that I can find, and maybe one would be useful, in
case some idiot made his install media without Rock Ridge extensions and
wanted to swap in new install media.  Hypothetically.

I'm still running the install, but I'm cautiously optimistic.  My big worry is
that I don't really know how much space Boot Camp needs for its BIOS emulator,
or whether any of the stuff I'm doing might pose a threat to it.