On Jan 22, 2008 10:13 AM, David Frascone <fras...@gmail.com> wrote:
1) Is there any alternative to 4-fingering the boot? Also, why not wipe
partitions and boot from TFTP to get the loader? Would that work?
i.e. boot enet:,loader -- and then let loader somehow find the kernel /
filesystems on the disk?
Is netbooting working on PPC? I think all new world Macs support net boot, I
think it would be very cool to be able to use that. Comments?
2) If you don't care about OS X, is there any alternative way to partition
the disk? My powermac does not have a DVD drive in it, so I have to plug
a PC drive to boot off of my OS X dvd. I'd prefer to repartition more
natively -- even if it means getting the loader via TFTP.
I had a new disk in an old mac the first time I tried to install, and it is
a bit strange
not being able to partition the disks from the Installer. I've been using
x86 for quite a while, and I can't remember when you couldn't partition from
inside the Installer.
Partitioning without caring about OS X should be a goal. (Can FreeBSD boot
w/o any OS X partitions at all? I was under the impression that some piece
of the boot process had to live on an OS X partition).