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Re: G4 Cube Install Woes Continued: MSDOS Partition and Disklabel
- To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: G4 Cube Install Woes Continued: MSDOS Partition and Disklabel
- From: "Paul M. Jones" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 14:33:50 -0600
- User-Agent: Microsoft-Outlook-Express-Macintosh-Edition/5.02.2022
on 2001-01-09 14:10, John Lockard at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Ummmm, I'm thinking that you're looking in the wrong place.
> I don't remember MSDOS as being an OS option for booting
> a G4 Mac. You might want to review again what you're looking
> at for notes.
I quote from INSTALL.powerpc:
( begin quote )
Preparing your System for OpenBSD Installation:
The powerpc port boots off a boot program in an MSDOS filesystem.
This is now set up by the install program and no special setup is required.
( end quote )
This may refer only to booting from CD. However, the PowerPC installation
script does keep referring to MSDOS partitions. I also have independent
confirmation from one other G4 Cube user that the MSDOS partition is
required; another user notes that Open Firmware on G4 Macs does not
recognize UFS partitions.
John, what machine are you working with? Can I see a copy of your fdisk and
disklabel output for comparison?