[Parted-maintainers] Bug#604134: ppc: after debian installation MacOS 9.2 won't recognize disk anymore
wittau at lnxnt.org
Mon Jan 17 16:01:20 UTC 2011
> thanks for the report you've written after you have had so many troubles
> with your PowerMac G4.
No problem, I am interrested in a well working Debian ;)
> It is interesting that
> connecting HDDs with a higher capacity and restricting their disk space
> usable to a maximum of 128GB seems only to work if operating systems
> like Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X are used (and no longer as soon as Debian
> GNU/Linux gets involved).
It is! And in special the fact that it even doesn´t work if someone is
partitioning the entire (restricted to 128 GB) space with MacOS, and let
Debian just change the filesystems at the existing partitions, as I
reported above, ...
> > -) trying to fix the problem when using bigger disks at the original
> > in controllers (but beware, as recent Terrabyte disks are no problems
> > throught PCI cards, and seem to be used often at G4s)
> I'm not sure if I understand correctly what you're stating here.
I just wanted to point at the fact, that MacOS 9 (and 8) limits are at 42
terrabyte, and the 128 GB is just a limit of the onboard controller of the
early G4s. So a solution that will scan for the controller in use (!)
would be needed, as the problem doesn´t occure at the same machine, with
several addon cards for SATA, LVD-SCSI, or ATA100/133.
Also the general HFS+ limits, 8 exbibyte (EiB), seem to be valid, even if
MacOS "just" can use the 42 terrabyte.
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