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Re: Difficulty installing woody OR potato on Beige G3

On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 07:24:02PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:

> >  e) Enter mac-fdisk, and here's where the fun begins. If I do an 'i'
> >     to reinitialize the partition table and then immediately do a 'w'
> >     to write the new partition table, everything's cool. As soon as I
> >     try to create any partitions, though, any attempts to write the
> >     changed partition table thereafter cause an exception that reads
> >     "Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer at virtual address". At this
> >     point both woody and potato chunder.
> just reboot, the partititon table will be fine.  bug benh to fix the
> partition table reread ioctl.

Well, yeah, I'd noticed that the partition table was written just
fine, when I booted from a MacOS install CD and reinitialized the disk
preparatory to giving everything yet another try. The only problem
with this strategy is I don't know _how_ I'm to reboot once I've nuked
the partition tables for the entire disk. Keep a MacOS partition
around until I'm done with the installation? Install from the potato
boot floppies? I guess I'll give the latter a try.

Thanks for your help.


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