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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:16 pm    Post subject: Gentoo and OS X dual boot Reply with quote

Has anyone done a dual boot with Gentoo and OS X? I ask because I'm interested in getting a Mac Mini and want to try out OS X, but have Linux on it as well. If anyone has tried this on a Mac Mini, please let me know how difficult it is and if there were any serious problems. I have never tried Mac before and I don't want to get in over my head trying a dual boot. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

It's not very hard to set a dual-booting system, the gentoo ppc installation guide explains how to set yaboot, and it's pretty straightforward if you know where you've installed each operating system. Anyway, here is my yaboot.conf file (I have a bootstrap partition in /dev/hda2, osx is in /dev/hda5 and gentoo on /dev/hda4):

Code:
boot=/dev/hda2
device=hd:
partition=4
root=/dev/hda4
timeout=30
install=/usr/lib/yaboot/yaboot
magicboot=/usr/lib/yaboot/ofboot

delay = 5
defaultos=macosx

image=/boot/kernel-2.6.11
        label=Linux
        read-write
        append="video=radeonfb"

macosx=/dev/hda5
enablecdboot
enableofboot


I'm sure you can search the forums for gentoo on the mac mini and get more specific info though...Good luck!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the way I do it as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting your yaboot.conf

I have a Mac mini with the same sort of partition scheme.

However, by the time the damn video display wakes up, it's decided to boot into linux.

I can boot into Open Firmware, and then into yaboot, but then the yaboot screen is completely hosed, unreadable, it's the wrong video mode, and I am not familiar enough with yaboot to have memorized the dual-boot menu (that I've never actually seen).

Anyone else have a Mac mini and actually dual-booting with yaboot?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you might get a quick answer if u try to ask in the gentoo-ppc part of the forum... :?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sapo_selo wrote:
you might get a quick answer if u try to ask in the gentoo-ppc part of the forum... :?


Oops. I use Gentoo on both platforms, got to this thread via a forums search, and didn't see which it was...

Will ask over there, I think there is a framebuffer bug in yaboot on Mac Mini...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's what i thought... :D
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