mac-fdisk is only supported on mac platforms

Bug #255709 reported by Philipp Kohlbecher on 2008-08-07
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mac-fdisk (Debian)
Fix Released
mac-fdisk (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: mac-fdisk

This may be more of a feature request.

mac-fdisk should be available for other architectures. If you need to prepare a USB memory stick for installing Linux on a Mac, the stick needs to be formatted as a Mac boot disk. For this you need mac-fdisk. Which is only available for Mac. So unless you already have Linux installed on your Mac, you're stuck. Luckily, downloading the package source and building the package works reasonably well: While the packaging process fails, a working mac-fdisk executable is built.

Making the binary package available for other platforms would save users that trouble.

RJ Clay (rjclay) wrote :

Wishlist bug.

Changed in mac-fdisk:
status: New → Confirmed
RJ Clay (rjclay) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as confirmed and let them handle it from here. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

Changed in mac-fdisk:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in mac-fdisk (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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