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Re: potato on PB G3

On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 10:31:59PM +0200, 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.

it never ceases to amaze me how people make things hard on themselves
by ignoring perfectly good documentation


or if your tired of waiting on my isp's slowaris server


this explains how you get rid of all that driver shit.  

> 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...

yes the above doc explains that.  

> 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?

why do you want MacOS?  

Ethan Benson

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