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



On Sun, Nov 11, 2001 at 09:11:46PM -0700, Tom Rini wrote:

> Hmm.  I wonder if there's something wierd (and out of Linux's) hands
> going on.  I remember trying to track this down when I worked for
> LinuxPPC, Inc.  Things go horribly wrong if the disk is still mounted.
> But that's not the case here.

don't know

> Perhaps OF 'opens' up something on the driver partitions and it's never

no.  OpenFirmware does not use nor care, nor know anything about these
cruft driver partitions, they would be of absolutly no use to it since
they are filled with m68k assembly suitable only for consumption by
the MacOSROM.

> closed.  I'm not totally sure myself, but I'm sort-of sure it's not a
> Linux bug.  It's always possible, but it'd be a mighty strange race to
> be in both 2.2 and 2.4...

i don't see how it could be anything but a linux bug, OpenFirmware
does not survive linux booting.

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

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