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<div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 05/11/2015 12:54 PM, Fritz Hudnut
<div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 8:59 AM, Aere
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<div id=":xx" class="a3s" style="overflow:hidden">I always
use the "Something Else" (manual partitioning) option,
and it has (so far) always worked for me.<br>
The thing I see in your e-mail snippet above that makes
me wonder, is your "new world boot" partition.<br>
One of the partitions that Linux looks-for, and creates
if necessary, is:<br>
Your "new world boot" partition would not be recognized
as "/boot", so presumably it would create its own
"/boot" partition under "/". But perhaps there are other
things you did in the manual partitioning (such as where
GRUB is installed) that could cause a conflict.<br>
I recall that in installing Linux alongside Mac OS X
(using manual partitioning), I needed to create a small
partition (of a name the installer suggested) into-which
the boot-loader (GRUB) is installed.<br>
<div class="gmail_extra">Thanks for the thoughts . . . I for the
most part have mostly used "something else" with manual
partition, on Intel MBPro . . . the "boot loader" partition is
"bios_grub" and grub is installed there. Without that
partition it says "successful install" . . . but system will
not boot into linux.<br>
<div class="gmail_extra">But, PPC is a tad different in that it
uses Yaboot . . . and I usually am short on time so I haven't
looked into the PowerPCFAQ author's suggestion to try GRUB .
. . and, with some installs if I try to use "automatic" it
won't install Yaboot . . . so I also lately have been using
"manual" and in this case I've done it a number of times,
previously no problems with the install selecting "new world
boot" as the label for Yaboot, and ext4 flagged as "/" . . .
and on some forum it may have been said that "Yaboot might not
install into the partition, but it looks for it" . . . .<br>
<div class="gmail_extra">But, mainly posting here because there
was some discussion about "installer issues with desktop
iso"??? My last install on the iBook was not that long ago
and I used the mini installer and blithely selected "GNOME DE"
from the drop down menu, not knowing that GNOME required 1GHz
processor . . . other than that the install went well . . .
using my same "manual" partition scheme that I used in the
last two attempts. So something seems to have changed, I
don't recall seeing the "/" label on the New World Boot
partition the last time, and I was/am thinking that the dual
"/" caused "internal conflict" in the installer's "mind" . . .
but, neither one of them could be adjusted or changed . . . .
I'm assuming that from what you are saying that "/boot" label
would go on Yaboot/grub partition??? But, there was no choice
provided for any label there, only in the "ext4" partition
could options for "/home" or something like that be made in a
drop down menu . . . but ***historically*** I always picked
"/" for the "ext4" . . . and it all "went well."<br>
In my e-mail to you that you responded-to, I was confusing the
partition name with the mount-point. If the installer doesn't give
you the choice of the mount-point you need, you can type it into the
I have not tried installing Linux along-side a PPC Mac. My two Mac
machines are Mac OS X 10.6.8 (32-bit), and Mac OS X 10.8.6
(64-bit). I use rEFIt for my initial menu of which system to boot.
Both are MacBooks. <br>
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