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

> > > 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
> Well if something from the disk _is_ mounted then, there's a probable
> culprit.

If the disk is mounted the reread partition table ioctl needs to fail,
period (there's no way for the kernel to update all the internal disk info
related to the partition table with a disk in use).

OF should be dead by that time (at least not touch the disk anymore).

Someone ship a nice shiny fast G4 Mac my way and I'll test that :-)

> Are you sure OF doesn't open something up tho and leave it dangling?

And then what? The kernel doesn't care about OF after early boot init,


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