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11 *Nix on Mac

Ok, here it goes. Make sure you follow all directions exactly and include all spaces. Warning: You could erase your entire harddrive, so please follow all directions exactly.

1. Insert the YDL CD and boot from it, when you are at the black screen that says "YABOOT" at the top and gives you the "boot:" prompt, type install-safe.

2. After you reach the installer program, press Option-F2. If you have a laptop, Option-Fn-F2. You should see something like -bin/sh-2.05b#.

3. If YDL is on the first IDE drive, type "pdisk /dev/hda". If it's on the second IDE drive, "pdisk /dev/hdb". Then just type a "p". Look for the partitions that have the type of "Apple_UNIX_SVR2". One will say "swap" and the other should say "untitled". Remember these partition numbers, mine are 11 and 12, respectively.

4. type the following, insert your swap and untitled partition numbers: "d d ". For me, it is: "d 11 d 12". Now type "p" again and you should see one big partition created from the other two with the type of "Apple_Free". For me, this partition is now number 11.

5. Look at the columns "Length" and "base" for the new Apple_Free partition, now type while filling in your info: "C Apple_HFS". Make sure that C is not lowercase and you can put basically anything for the name.

6. type "p" to confirm your changes. The Apple_Free partition should now have a type of "Apple_HFS" and have whatever name you gave it. If everything looks good, type "w" to write the data. then "q" to exit.

7. Now type "hformat /dev/" for example, the first IDE drive with the partition you just created being number 11, "hformat /dev/hda11". Make sure you use the partition number of the partition you just created in pdisk. You can erase everything on one partition or the whole drive if you don't do it correctly. Make sure there is no space between and .

8. Start up in OS X by force-restarting. If the drive doesn't show up on the desk top, open Disk Utility and it should be listed there.

Good Luck.

by Thinkdiff See Profile edited by tmpchaos See Profile
last modified: 2003-08-20 22:11:51

    IBM has posted one:

    "Even though most Linux users have treated Linux as an operating system for their x86 white boxes, Linux runs equally well on PowerPC machines. David looks at Linux on the PowerPC and the appealing range of PPC machines produced by Apple, where the option of using Linux is of great value to many users."

    Find it here.

by JJ See Profile
last modified: 2004-01-21 11:49:25

by JJ See Profile
last modified: 2005-05-11 11:54:24