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Re: Can't boot Mac OSX after installing Etch

I don't know what I did wrong.  According to some NetBSD documentation I had a look at, the broken folder icon means that Mac OSX cannot find a bootable partition.  mac-fdisk see the partitions in Debian, but parted does not see any.  Also I booted the OSX installer CD and accessed the disk utility, it also couldn't see any partitions.  Apparently PPC macs store partition maps on a seperate small partition at the beginning of the disk.  Obviously this must have been corrupted.  Is there any way to fix it?

I've just realised, I was messing about with the graphical PPC installer for Etch and it messed up on the partition screen several times so I used the text installer instead.  I wonder if this has anything to do with it.  I think I'm going to just reinstall both again and not mess about with the graphical installer for Etch this time.  I'll post the results shortly.



On Mon, 22 Jan 2007 20:38:36 +0100
Børge Holen <borge@arivene.net> wrote:

> On Monday 22 January 2007 19:14, Clive Menzies wrote:
> > On (22/01/07 16:49), Ananda Samaddar wrote:
> > > I am new to the PPC platform after having use either Debian or Ubuntu
> > > on X86 for a while now.  I would describe myself as an intermediate
> > > user, I can usually get most things working on my own, but this one
> > > has got me stumped.
> > >
> > > After selecting Mac OSX (10.1 btw) from the Yaboot prompt. The little
> > > Apple face appears but instead of booting normally a broken folder
> > > icon appears and then system appears to hang.
> > >
> > > As I said I'm quite experienced with X86 problems but have had no
> > > experience at all with PPC till about four days ago!  I tried google
> > > etc but had no luck.  Any help would be appreciated as I don't know
> > > where to start!
> >
> > Try booting with Apple+Option+P+R keys held down.  That will reset the
> > PRAM.  It may not help but always worth trying before more drastic
> > solutions like reinstalling your OSX system.
> This sounds like a bad good idea, I wanna know what went askew...
> I never had this problem, so either this dude went astray with the installer, 
> or something needs to be fixed
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Clive
> >
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