43p-140 install issues
hollis at penguinppc.org
Thu Jan 6 02:45:13 EST 2005
On Jan 5, 2005, at 5:47 AM, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 10:49:19AM +0100, Philippe Guyot wrote:
>>> BTW, i have another question. I am trying to fix debian-installer to
>>> the prep partition, but i would like to have some info on the
>>> constraints of said partition. Some tell it has to be entirely in
>>> the first
>>> 8MB, others the first 5MB, and my powerstack has a 17MB boot
>>> right now.
>> All I can say, it's that my boot PReP partition is the 1st and about
>> 4 MB in
>> size (cannot size it less than 1% of the disk.....)
>> second partition is /
>> third is swap.
> BTW, for debian, it makes more sense to have the second partition as
> swap, and
> the third as /, i think, since it was decided some time back to
> default to
> root=/dev/sda3, and not sda2.
>> That works for me.
> Until the kernel grows beyond 4MB.
The size of that partition depends on firmware limitations. I have
definitely seen reports of systems not booting when the PReP boot
partition was too large. I think on some systems that has even happened
In other words, should you need more space than 4-5MB at some point in
the future, you cannot simply make a bigger boot partition.
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