Subject: Re: handling NetBSD partitions in the Apple Partition Map [was Re: write-label changes]
To: Henry B. Hotz <email@example.com>
From: Allen Briggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/07/2002 15:36:14
On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 12:23:34PM -0700, Henry B. Hotz wrote:
> I think the model/goal is simpler than what you are suggesting: When
> you set up the machine you would probably use the Apple tools to
> create 2 or 3 partitions. They would be a) a MacOS partition, b) a
> NetBSD root partition, and optionally c) a NetBSD swap partition (if
> you don't have enough RAM for what you want to do with the machine).
Perhaps. What I'm working on for a dual-boot system is:
1 - Minimal HFS partition for ofwboot.xcf (since that seems to be
about the only partition type that OFW3 will understand on this
2 - HFS+ partition for OS X software that wants HFS or HFS+
(Virtual PC and X-Plane in very limited testing, although
X-Plane is perfectly happy with HFS or HFS+)
3 - NetBSD Root & Usr partition
4 - NetBSD Swap
5 - UFS partition to be shared between OS X and NetBSD for most
user data. THANK YOU DARRIN!!!!!!
As a note, it wasn't obvious to me how to get sysinst to respect
the MacOS partitioning. I didn't try too hard (and I didn't read
the installation notes [-*-mw whacks briggs-*-], but IIRC, I was
dropped directly into a clean disklabel. I ended up dropping out
and untarring the sets, etc., by hand.
Allen Briggs email@example.com
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