I have been trying to install MkLinux on a PowerPC 8500/150 running MacOS 8.
The machine has two harddisks, both on SCSI bus 0, one of which had several
I download the DR3 CD image from the MkLinux web site, and burned a CD-ROM
using Toast. I configured the lilo.conf file to boot linux from the CD,
which should have started the installation procedure. Unfortunately, this
didn't work, so I copied the entire CD on to one of the partitions in the
second hard drive (which the pdisk utility refers to as /dev/sdb), and
configured "rootdev" in lilo.conf to point to the installation partition.
I used pdisk from MacOS to remove one of the existing MacOS partitions and
created a Linux partition. On rebooting the installation program started as
expected, and I continued by setting up the swap partition. I formatted the
"root" partition (which seems to take a very short time), and then tried to
continue with the installation of the linux packages.
At this point I got a "mount failed: invalid argument" message, and can't
seem to do anything to get round it.
Does anybody know what causes this problem? I have read some comments about
it, but nothing seems to have helped. Is it due to incompatible disk
drivers, or some kind of SCSI bus problem?
I would be extremely grateful if anyone could offer any ideas.