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Re: Linux and MacOS-9

On Fri, Jan 14, 2000 at 11:46:05AM -0600, Matt Knopp wrote:
> Just incase no one has mentioned it previously; there is apparently something 
> about the MacOS9 "Disk Driver" that prevents any of the ppc-linuxes from 
> being able to see hda/hdb. Its trivially fixed by booting on a 8.6 cd and 
> installing just the 8.6 disk driver.  
> I'm sorta curious why the ppc linuxes depend on the macos driver? Is it a 
> OS level driver, or is it really installing software at a lower level? 

I don't believe this is 100% true.  I've been running Debian from a
while on my G3 Wallstreet Powerbook (which is IDE) running MacOS 9 (I
upgraded from 8.6.  I believe I updated the disk drivers).  I haven't
had a problem reading /dev/hda.  I have a single internal drive
partitioned into one HFS+ partition, one HFS partition and two
ext2fs partitions.

Do you have the version of the disk drivers which are causing the
problem?  (Color me stupid... how do you figure out what version of
the drivers are currently installed?)

PS  I'm booting Linux with BootX 1.1.x and 1.2.x


Michael G Schwern                                           schwern@pobox.com

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