I wanted to install Slackware on my MacBook Pro (6,2). Because MBP's use GPT instead of MBR, I need to use
parted prior to running the installer. I wanted to use LVM, but I cannot even get that far. When creating a partition, I get small bits of space between partitions, commonly 0.28MB. I have tried switching units to mb, then b, in order to get it really fine-grained and make sure it was just sloppy math using units like gb and mb. When I align I neatly fit the partitions in bytes (b), I get the following error:
(parted) print free Model: Disk /dev/sda: 320072933376B Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Number Start End Size File System Name 2 209735680B 50209734655B 49999998976B hfs+ OSX (parted) mkpart primary ext2 50209734656 50209837056 Warning: The resulting partition is not properly aligned for the best performance. Ignore / Cancel?
(I would make that a code block, but it looks uglier and more illegiable than before.) So, is there supposed to be space? Judging all the installs from more automated installations, like Fedora and/or Ubuntu, there is never free space. So am I missing something here?