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    > tag 481844 unreproducible

    Bug#481844: yaboot: fails to boot on Mac Mini 1.42 GHz (PPC)
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    Tags added: unreproducible

    > severity 481844 wishlist

    Bug#481844: yaboot: fails to boot on Mac Mini 1.42 GHz (PPC)
    Severity set to `wishlist' from `important'

    > retitle 481844 Add section that states that "mac" partition table is

    Bug#481844: yaboot: fails to boot on Mac Mini 1.42 GHz (PPC)
    Changed Bug title to `Add section that states that "mac" partition table is' from `yaboot: fails to boot on Mac Mini 1.42 GHz (PPC)'.

    > needed in the installation manual

    Unknown command or malformed arguments to command.

    > reassign 481844 installation-guide

    Bug#481844: Add section that states that "mac" partition table is
    Bug reassigned from package `yaboot' to `installation-guide'.

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  2. Bug#481844: Processed (with 1 errors): your mail

    reassign 481844 installation-guide-powerpc
    retitle 481844 Document disklabel type to use for various subarches and why
    severity 481844 minor
    tag 481844 help
    thanks

    > The supplied logs are with manual partitioning the disk,
    > it seems that it is not sufficient with only a NewWorld
    > boot partition (Apple_Bootloader). Actually the error
    > was choosing "msdos" when partitioning the entire disk,
    > instead "mac" should have been selected. The partition
    > table (I suppose) was missing from the disk, which
    > seems to be needed.
    >
    > It does not state this anywhere, it just says that you
    > need to have a NewWorld boot partition. It would be
    > a good thing to put in Appendix C of the installation
    > manual for PowerPC.


    As already mentioned on IRC, the basic error here was to deviate from the
    default disklabel type offered by the installer. There's a good reason
    expert mode is called "expert": it presumes you know what you're doing.

    Although this is user error, I have no problem with documenting the correct
    partition types to use for various powerpc systems in the installation
    guide. However, since that is a nice mess (see below), this should be done
    by someone more familiar with the port than I am. Patches welcome!

    partman-partitioning/lib/disk-label.sh lists the following default
    disklabels (as per the D-I Lenny Beta 2 release):
    powerpc)
    case "$sub" in
    apus)
    echo amiga;;
    amiga)
    echo amiga;;
    chrp)
    echo msdos;;
    chrp_rs6k|chrp_ibm)
    echo msdos;;
    chrp_pegasos)
    echo amiga;;
    pasemi)
    echo msdos;;
    prep)
    echo msdos;;
    powermac_newworld)
    echo mac;;
    powermac_oldworld)
    echo mac;;
    ps3)
    echo msdos;;
    cell)
    echo msdos;;
    *)
    echo UNKNOWN;;
    esac;;

    Not that some of these subarches are not actually supported anymore.

    Cheers,
    FJP

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