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Re: FreeBSD-ppc on an external hdd (Mac Mini)
- To: freebsd-ppc_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org, obrien_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: FreeBSD-ppc on an external hdd (Mac Mini)
- From: John Baldwin <jhb_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 09:47:16 -0400
- Cc: Garance A Drosihn <drosih_(_at_)_rpi_(_dot_)_edu>, Suleiman Souhlal <ssouhlal_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org>, grehan_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org
On Thursday 30 June 2005 09:57 pm, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 07:17:12PM -0400, Suleiman Souhlal wrote:
> > On Jun 30, 2005, at 6:41 PM, Garance A Drosihn wrote:
> > >Also, what does sysinstall run to look at these partitions? I
> > >tried 'bsdlabel' to read the list of partitions, but all it would
> > >say was: "a -m <architecture> option must be specified"
> > We don't support bsd labels on ppc.. I had patches that I sent phk to
> > make them work, about a year ago, but he said he'd rather not have
> > them supported, because of their limits.
> At this point with FreeBSD/PPC 6.0-RELEASE happening we can't stick our
> heads in the sand anymore. What type of labels do we support and which
> non-Sysinstall programs does one use when adding a 2nd disk to their
GEOM_APPLE knows how to read the Apple labels, so I think what happens is that
you have to create the partitions in OS X and then sysinstall will see them
via GEOM_APPLE so that you can newfs them and stick bits on them. I believe
that gpt(8) can be used on all of our archs for non-boot disks, and GPT is a
much better format than bsdlabel, MBR, etc.
John Baldwin <jhb_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org> <>< http://www.FreeBSD.org/~jhb/
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