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Re: [Debian-PowerMacs]Re: PM 7500 won't install s/w

on 14/02/2002 22:19, Chris Tillman at tillman@azstarnet.com wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 14, 2002 at 04:38:07PM -0500, eric.s.cote@sympatico.ca wrote:
>> on 14/02/2002 04:49, Michael Schmitz at
>> schmitz@opal.biophys.uni-duesseldorf.de wrote:
>>> Obvious workaround: copy the packages to a sane filesystem before use.
>>> ISO9660 qualifies, BTW.
>> no CD burner.
> It would be very easy, if you have room on your disk, to initialize a
> partition as ext2. Then mount both that partition and the HFS
> partition in the installer environment (you'll need mount -t hfs for
> the one) and use cp -R to copy everything to the linux partition.

what do u mean by "installer environment"?

> Then, to remove the metadata, if you mounted the new partition at
> /mnt and your top level folder is 'debian', use
> rm -r `find /mnt/debian/ -name '.resource'`
> rm -r `find /mnt/debian/ -name '.finderinfo'`
> The hfs partition won't let you remove them in place, AFAIK. You have
> to copy them first.

whoa! neato! the drive is a 258 MB oldie tho, and it's already mostly filled
:(. an excellent idea tho. thanx!

i tried doing it from the outside (removing the invisible files, except for
the DT files) - but obviously won't work, cuz i stil have the DB and DF
desktop files there (which i think is the .finderinfo and .resource
(CorrectMeIfI'mWrong)). i thot of formatting the thing as a PC disk, but
there's no utils out there (AFAIK) that will do that on a mac.

is this possible tho: mounting an HFS+ disk (1/2 of my startup drive is
partitioned into 2) into linux, and then copy from there, and use the small
drive as a temporary linux partition? or does it have to be on the same

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