Yaboot problem

Eric Dunbar eric.dunbar at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 21:23:58 UTC 2005

Plus, it seems to me that the Linux partition should be the _first_
one on the drive, after all of Apple's special partitions, but before
Mac OS (X).

The way I usually format my hybrid Mac OS - Linux drives is to have a
5 GB partition first (format doesn't matter) with the rest of the
drive devoted to OS X (Linux is no more than an experiment for me on
the desktop (after a year) (it runs my server 24/7, however :-)).

Then, I "destroy" the 5 GB partition when I install Linux (whether it
be Ubuntu or YDL).


On 10/25/05, Troy Williams <troywill1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday October 25 2005 2:01 pm, Steve Didier wrote:
> > KIoshi,
> > If you haven't recieved an answer yet suggest that you go to
> > http://penguinppc.org/bootloaders/yaboot/doc/yaboot-howto.shtml/ and
> > read the how-to there. The manual ha shelped me alot!
> > It sounds to me that you did not configure an Apple Bootstrap
> > partition (typically that would be /dev/hda2 on your internal drive)
> > and that you are trying to boot from your root partition. You need at
> > a minimum two partitions--one 800MB bootstrap partition and one /
> > partition--although most instalations also have you create or create
> > by default a swap partition that is at least 256mb in size-usually no
> > more than 512--
> I think you mean *800k*, not 800MB.

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