[conspire] imac Firewire Enclosure

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Sep 24 22:49:22 PDT 2006

Quoting John Andrews (jla1200 at netzero.net):

[External drive addressable as either a Firewire or USB device:]

> seconds. Now my question is will the ppc installer recognize and give me
> the option to install to that external drive? Should I partition it
> beforehand? 

I would guess any reasonably modern distro would recognise it.  Try and

Any such distro will let you partition it, so you needn't prepare it

> How should I partition it to accept about 6 different distros and
> boot sectors , plus the rest  for lets say mp3 files. Is it possible
> to boot that that many without getting screwed up? Would grub do it?

Oddly enough, I'm surprised to learn that GRUB (2.x only) _does_ work on
PowerPC, but the more conventional bootloader on that platform is
yaboot, in my experience.

Since I personally don't really like complex multiboot configurations,
and tend to think they're a mistake, I'll let someone else address your
question about that.  (In brief:  When you're new to Linux and things
are already complex, why _on Earth_ would you introduce an additional
accident waiting to happen and order-of-magnitude increase in system
complexity in the form of such a configuration?)

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