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Re: Difficulty installing woody OR potato on Beige G3



On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 08:36:16PM -0700, ozymandias G desiderata wrote:
> 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.

i reccommend netboot.  keeping macos around is impossible without
keeping all that useless, harmful cruft as well.

http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/doc/netboot.html

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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