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Re: installation success using 3.0.16 on iBook Dual USB / HOWTO

On Sun, Nov 11, 2001 at 09:37:26AM -0700, Tom Rini wrote:
> So what happens exactly?  Can you reproduce this on something and decode
> the oops?  Looking in 2.4.15-pre2 I don't see the mac partition table
> stuffs not doing something the msdos ones do..

enter the `w' command to commit a new partition table

mac-fdisk writes out the new one, synced the disk

mac-fdisk calls the reread ioctl

kernel panics (sometimes)

i cannot reproduce this sorry, the only time ive seen it personally
was when partitioning a silver G4 i was setting up for someone, and i
obviously cannot and will not destroy the installed debian system
there in an attempt to reproduce this.

one other note that just occured to me, i could only reproduce the
problem on that G4 *once* and that one time was when i obliterated the
crufty partition table containing all the macos crap, all subsequent
partition tables were free of any driver cruft, only pure linux
partitions and an Apple_Bootstrap.  when setting it up i intentionally
tried writing a few new tables just to see, could never reproduce it

perhaps all that cruft has something to do with it? though i don't see how...

Ethan Benson

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