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Re: potato on PB G3



never mind! I started the program again, read some baby-like text in the help 
system that I just have to activate the device - and voila! I found the 
volumes on my desktop
I am happily installing MacOS 9 now... Thanks again though!

On Wednesday 11 April 2001 22:31, Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 April 2001 15:46, Ethan Benson wrote:
> > when you remove macos you should totally clear the partition table to
> > eliminate all that macos crap.
>
> Ok, here's what I've done:
>
> I rebooted from the binary-1 CD and got into fdisk. I deleted everything I
> could delete, so basicly just the partitions I had created during earlier
> tries to install Linux. I wasn't able to delete the driver partitions or
> the map itself.
>
> Then I created the bootstrap partition like the various docs told me to do,
> a root and swap partition followed. I finally figured out the difference
> between type, name and system - seems strange but it makes some sense
> now...
>
> I had about 2 gigs of free space left so I created two HFS partitions, one
> nearly 2 gigs, the other one around 100 megs. So, now it looks like this:
>
> 1 map
> 2-7 drivers
> 8 patches (whatever that is)
> 9 bootstrap
> 10 root
> 11 swap
> 12/13 hfs
>
> I happily installed the base system. Now that I understood how to get the
> partition stuff right, I also understood the install docs and did the
> mkofboot thing successfully and my Linux finally booted off the hard disk.
>
> After having installed other standard packages, I had a look at the
> hfsutils and figured that I could use those to format the two hfs
> partitions. But although I labeled them and read the man pages again and
> again, the MacOS installation system that I booted off the CD doesn't
> recognize them as volumes (the hfsutils do though). If I start the MacOS
> hard drive utility that does the "initialization" it lists the CD drive and
> the ATA hard drive, saying that the hard drive is "unrecognized" or
> "uninitialized" or something (dunno what the original word was - my MacOS
> is German). The problem is: I don't dare press that "Initialize" button
> because I once did that and it wiped the complete hard drive.
> How can I get MacOS on this volume?
>
> Thanks a lot for the explanations so far...
>
> Phil.

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