how to get pdisk to open/format hda on PB G3?

how to get pdisk to open/format hda on PB G3?

Post by Jo » Tue, 07 Sep 1999 04:00:00




suggestions or experience with this install. Thanks for any help.

regards,

joe webb

Mac: Powerbook G3 Series 300/8 GB/192 RAM

LinuxPPC 1999 v2(CD)

I have planned to use a 1 GB partition (#10 is the correct partition I believe)

My MacOS partition is HFS+ (partition #7)

I have successfully run LinuxLive from the partition(#10)

If I get any error message from pdisk, subsequent commands(1l1) yields
?can1t open.

I have read the docs included on the CD and previously online. I have
posted some questions to other users as well (concerns about using pdisk
to split the target partition into /root/, /user/ and /swap/ and the
integrity of my Mac partitions; no auxilliary storage device to hold my
data).

pdisk output(launched from LinuxPPC CD):

This app uses the SIOUX console library
Choose 'Quit' from the file menu to quit.

Use fake disk names (/dev/scsi<bus>.<id>; i.e. /dev/scsi0.1, /dev/scsi1.3,
etc.).

Top level command (? for help): L

Partition map (with 512 byte blocks) on '/dev/ata0.0' (/dev/hda)
 #:                type name              length   base     ( size )














Device block size=512, Number of Blocks=16007039 (7.6G)
DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0
Drivers-




ATA - couldn't get info
pdisk: can't open file '/dev/ata0.1'
pdisk: No valid block 1 on '/dev/ata1.0'
ATA - couldn't get info
pdisk: can't open file '/dev/ata1.1'
pdisk: can't open file '/dev/scsi0.0'
pdisk: can't open file '/dev/scsi0.1'
pdisk: can't open file '/dev/scsi0.2'
pdisk: can't open file '/dev/scsi0.3'
pdisk: can't open file '/dev/scsi0.4'
pdisk: can't open file '/dev/scsi0.5'
pdisk: can't open file '/dev/scsi0.6'
Top level command (? for help):