On Wed, 1 Nov 2006 22:41:11 -0800 (PST) james wrote:
JR> I have a blue and white 400Mhz G3 with 1 20gb Western
JR> Digital HD and 1
JR> Maxtor 300gb HD. I am running the 20gb drive as the
JR> boot drive with MacOSX Tiger. Without any patches the
JR> 300gb drive is seen as a 137gb drive -- With Intech's
JR> ATA HD patch -- I can set multiple 137gb partitions
JR> and use almost the entire 300gb.
From what I recall from my experience with a 160gb drive in my B&W G3, linux
sees the whole drive just file, but you have to play some games with the
partitions. Hopefully you don't have lots of data on the drive, so you can
re-partition. I can't guarantee that any of this is correct, as it is from
Some older machines had a restriction that the OS boot partition had to be on
the first 8g of the driver (I know this is true of the beige G3), so I would
recommend creating the Apple_Bootstrap and /boot partition as the first
partitions on the drive:
Partition map (with 512 byte blocks) on '/dev/hda'
#: type name length base ( size )
1: Apple_partition_map Apple 63 @ 1
2: Apple_UNIX_SVR2 boot 262144 @ 64 (128.0M)
3: Apple_Bootstrap bootstrap 2048 @ 262208 ( 1.0M)
Then create any MacOS X partitions you want. If you leave at least 8gb of free
space somewhere (even the end of the drive), that should be plenty for a full
install of YDL or Fedora.