Re: Old World Mac mounting troubles
I recall dealing successfully with this issue. I think you had to go into the partitioning stage where it creates device nodes and then cancel the partitioning. But I also had a rescue cd which was Gentoo installer a live console.
But recently a rescue option has been added to the Debian install cd so I would try that first.
If you have a old style plain hfs partition around that is good because without hfs plus utils package may not be able to write to hfs plus
On Sep 2, 2013, at 10:54 AM, Gregory Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi all thanks for looking.
> I've installed Wheezy on a 9600 PPC (oldworld) using bootx and the network install cd, and I read while searching the list that I have to copy the kernel and init from the install to my hfs partition containing bootx in order to boot the system. What I've also read and tried is to start up the installer and let it get to the partitioning stage, drop into a shell, mount the partition containing Wheezy (works), chroot into that partition, modprobe hfs (which seems to work), and mount the hfs partiton (mount -t hfs /dev/sda6 /mnt) in order to copy the kernel to the mac. At that point it gives me an error: mount; special device /dev/sda6 does not exist. I have macos 8.6 on sda and Wheezy on sdb. /dev in Wheezy doesn't contain any sda or sdb files, but I was able to mount the wheezy partition with mount /dev/sdb3 /mnt.
> Any hints or ideas would be greatly appreciated. This thing is driving me batty.