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Old 04-12-2015, 12:01 PM   #1
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how to install dragora on macbook pro with linux partition sda4


I created a linux partition using parted and fdisk, but setup gives an error that says it can't find the linux partition.
cfdisk only shows a single GPT partition, but fdisk shows all 4 partitions including the Linux one I made. What to do?
 
Old 04-12-2015, 12:16 PM   #2
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Please post the output of:
Code:
# parted -l
 
Old 04-12-2015, 01:19 PM   #3
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for future reference, is there a way to save a text file of what I see on the command line?

Code:
parted -l
gives

Code:
Model: ATA APPLE SSD SM0256 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 251GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt

Number    Start        End         Size     File system    Name                     Flags
  1       20.5kB      210MB        210MB      fat 32       EFI System Partition     Boot
  2       210MB       200GB        200GB                   Macintosh HD
  3       200GB       201GB        650MB       hfs+        Recovery HD 
  4       201GB       251GB        50.2GB     fat 32       Linux

Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr0 read-write (Read-only file system).  /dev/sr0 has been opened read-only.
Error: /dev/sr0: unrecognized disk label
Model: TS8XDVDS TRANSCEND (scsi)
Disk /dev/sr0: 678 MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 2048B/2048B
Partition table: unknown
 
Old 04-12-2015, 01:29 PM   #4
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I am not at all familiar with Dragora (but I'm sure someone who is will correct me here if I'm wrong) but maybe it just doesn't support GPT type disks.

This thread suggests that this may indeed be the case:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...rt-4175523386/

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for future reference, is there a way to save a text file of what I see on the command line?
Just pipe the command output to a text file, for example:
Code:
# parted -l > output.txt
You should try out a live version of the distribution first to check hardware compatibility before you install it.

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Old 04-12-2015, 02:52 PM   #5
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I am not at all familiar with Dragora (but I'm sure someone who is will correct me here if I'm wrong) but maybe it just doesn't support GPT type disks.

This thread suggests that this may indeed be the case:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...rt-4175523386/


Just pipe the command output to a text file, for example:
Code:
# parted -l > output.txt
You should try out a live version of the distribution first to check hardware compatibility before you install it.
I am booting from a live DVD...

yeah I don't know how to get rid of GPT without screwing up my system. I'll start by wiping a different computer that I have and start from scratch, making the entire thing ext2 linux.
 
Old 04-12-2015, 03:05 PM   #6
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I don't know how to get rid of GPT without screwing up my system.
If you attempt to convert your GPT disk to an MBR type, you will lose your OS/X system.

Personally, I wouldn't hesitate for an attosecond but I'm sure you feel differently
 
Old 04-12-2015, 03:54 PM   #7
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If you attempt to convert your GPT disk to an MBR type, you will lose your OS/X system.

Personally, I wouldn't hesitate for an attosecond but I'm sure you feel differently
well I'm sure there's a way to make a bootable HD on another os/x machine and then just swap it in.

so I'm going to wipe that other machine and use it to linux harder
 
Old 04-12-2015, 04:02 PM   #8
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well I'm sure there's a way to make a bootable HD on another os/x machine and then just swap it in.

so I'm going to wipe that other machine and use it to linux harder
Sounds like a good plan.

Have a look at rEFInd for dual-booting Macs if you decide to try that at a later date:
http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/
 
Old 04-12-2015, 04:57 PM   #9
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yeah I was using rEFInd to boot live linux dvds and try to create and install into a ext2 or ext3 partition ... but gpt / GUID just sounds like a HUGE pain to deal with
 
Old 04-21-2015, 07:59 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Head_on_a_Stick View Post
I am not at all familiar with Dragora (but I'm sure someone who is will correct me here if I'm wrong) but maybe it just doesn't support GPT type disks.

This thread suggests that this may indeed be the case:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...rt-4175523386/
That's correct. The support will be added in the next version.

Stay tuned! :-)

Last edited by selkfoster; 04-21-2015 at 08:00 PM.
 
  


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