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Re: Mac partitioning probs

On Sun, Mar 04, 2001 at 09:11:46PM +0000, Matthew Kirkwood wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks to help from this list, I now have my Mac booting
> and starting the installer (via BootX).
> My next problem is that the kernel doesn't seem interested
> in recognising the partition table that I create on the
> disk.

what kernel?  did you compile it yourself?  if so it looks very much
like forgot to turn on support for mac partition tables.  

> I followed Ethan Benson's instructions and partitioned the
> 4Gb disk that I chucked in there, but the kernel appears
> not to be parsing it.
> dmesg says:
> SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 8888924 [4340 MB] [4.3GB]
> SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 1431760 [699 MB] [0.7GB]
> ..
> Partition check:
>  sda: sda1

something is strange here, it sees one partition...  

>  sdb: sdb1 sdb2 sdb3 sdb4 sdb5 sdb6

sdb seems ok

> /proc/partitions confirms this view.  Interesting lines:
> major minor  #blocks  name
>    8     0    4444462 sda
>    8     1    4441941 sda1
> [sdb snipped]
> mac-fdisk will happily display what's on sdb (the MacOS disk)
> and on sda (where Debian will live).

post the output of mac-fdisk -l /dev/sda

Ethan Benson

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