Ubuntu/Kubuntu on Mac G5.
globetrotterdk at mac.com
Thu Jan 19 19:40:36 UTC 2006
On 19. jan 2006, at 14.48, Larry Grover wrote:
> Brian Durant wrote:
>> On 18. jan 2006, at 4.55, Larry Grover wrote:
>>>> I want to install Kubuntu Dapper Flight 3 on a second SATA
>>>> internal drive. In the system profile, my Macintosh HD shows
>>>> up with "disk0s3" as the BSD name, whereas the HD I want to
>>>> install on has the BSD name of "disk1s3". Does the command for
>>>> "sata/ scsi: sudo mount -t hfsplus / dev/sdaX /mount/point"
>>>> still apply for Ubuntu/Kubuntu?
>>> I'm a little fuzzy on how the BSD partition names map onto the
>>> linux names (I've only got one dual boot OSX/linux system, and
>>> it is in linux 99% of the time), but the second SATA drive in
>>> the system (disk1 in BSD) should be sdb (second SCSI/SATA
>>> drive); s3 should be either partition 3 or 4 in linux, so either
>>> sdb3 or sdb4.
>>> If you boot the Dapper live CD you can probably figure it out
>>> using the fdisk command:
>>> fdisk -l /dev/sdb
>>> should list the partitions on the second SATA drive, and you
>>> should be able to figure out which linux partion is disk1s3 from
>>> the size.
>> OK, I tried that and it seems to have found it. Gnome seems to
>> see both my 152.7 GB Maxtor (Macintosh HD) and the other internal
>> drive that appears to be the 74.5 GB /sdb. When I tried to mount
>> them however, nothing seemed to happen.
> How, exactly, did you try to mount the partitions on the drive?
> Did you get any error messages?
I went into "disks". The other drive wasn't listed, but in Gparted it
showed up correctly. The fdisk command:
fdisk -l /dev/sdb also worked.
>> /sdb has a 21.53 GB HFS + partition, and 53 GB of free space.
>> What I would like to do is to create some partitions on /sdb,
>> while running the live-CD, to prepare for installing Ubuntu. I
>> was thinking of doing something like this:
>> Partition #1 boot 16 MB Debian Bootstrap
>> Partition #2 swap 2 GB Debian swap space
>> Partition #3 ReiserFS 44.5 GB Debian root file system
>> Partition #4 fat32 8 GB Shared Fat32 file system
>> Partition #5 HFS + (Journalled) 20GB Mac OS X file system
>> 1) In some ways, I think I might like a home partition as well.
> I always make a separate /home partition. If for some reason you
> decide you need to do a reinstall, or install a different distro,
> it makes things easier.
Can /home also be shared between 2 Linux distros on a triple boot?
> You will need a newworld bootblock partition for the bootloader
> (yaboot). Mine is 1 MB (I've read recommendations for 800 KB to 1
Can I create these partitions by booting from the live-CD? I know
Gparted is there, but I am wondering if it is safe doing it from a
> Here are a couple of pages which may help you with partitioning.
> They are for installing debian on an iBook, but the information on
> partitioning should apply:
Thanks. What I was thinking of was how you would propose that I
divvied up 80 GB on an extra internal HD, where around 10-20 should
be used for sharing between the booting systems?
>> 2) Does mounting and sharing an HFS + partition between Mac OS X
>> and Ubuntu work these days? If not, then the HFS + partition
>> isn't really relevant. Then the FAT32 should be made larger and a
>> home partition added.
> I dual boot an iBook (spend almost all my time in linux, though).
> The few times I have mounted and copied files to my OSX (HFS+)
> partion, from inside linux, it worked. So, from my very limited
> personal experience, it seems reliable enough.
>> OS X (not sure about Tiger) has an issue with FAT32 that I found
>> on a debian posting:
> - snip -
> I haven't had any problems with FAT32 filesystems in OSX (Panther
> or Tiger), though my experience is limited to using USB memory
> sticks on a single boot (OSX Tiger) iMac.
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