Carlos Antonio Perez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 6 May 1999 15:50:21 -0500 (CDT)
Thanks for the advice. Though, this does not seem to be the
problem. I used the same image to install via ftp (mounting the image
through a loopback device on the intel machine I mentioned), on a G3
connected to our network. Just to be sure, I tried installing on the G3
with the CD. It wouldn work: same problem.
It seems that when I installed
via ftp, the install-script loaded an image that contained pdisk (the
macintosh disk partitioner that dates back to Mklinux), and when I
installed from the CD it loaded an image that contained fdisk (the utility
widely used on the i386 linux world). This seems strange since both the CD
and the ftp server had the same image. Yet I thoroughly checked, using the
shell on the second terminal.
After reading your mail I checked the image. fdisk appears where
you suggested RedHat/instimage/usr/bin , pdisk only (and fdisk) appears on
Both directories seem to be under valid instimages.
What should I do? Replace RedHat/instimage/usr/bin with one of
the other directories and remake the CD?
Would this work?
Thanks for past advice and in advance for any you may give.
On Thu, 6 May 1999, Dan Burcaw wrote:
> Make sure that all of the binaries in RedHat/instimage/usr/bin
> have execute permission. The permissions most likely didn't get preserved
> when you downloaded.
> On Thu, 6 May 1999, Carlos Antonio Perez wrote:
> > Hi. I live in Mexico. We have a terrible mail system, so I dont
> > dare order a CD. Yet I need to install linux on 10 performas 6360s
> > WITHOUT network capabilities.. So I decided to burn my own CD.
> > I downloaded everything to a pentium running
> > linux, and used mkisofs to make the image using Rockridge. Everything
> > worked fine except that the install program is only capable of
> > partitioning and installing to msdos formated disks. It would seem that
> > the install script loads a diferent ramdisk.image (2nd stage) if it cannot
> > detect a macintosh CD.
> > My guess is I need to burn the disk with rockridge extensions AND
> > with macintosh desktop files (desktop.db and desktop.df). Am I correct? If
> > so, how can I acomplish this?
> > Thanks in advance for any advice.
> > Carlos Antonio Perez Delgado
> > NetAdmin CS.BUAP.MX
> > email@example.com
> > PGP: hkp://pgpkeys.mit.edu:/"Carlos A. Perez <firstname.lastname@example.org>"
> > "Los verdaderos programadores solo programan en C porque es el lenguaje
> > mas facil de deletrear."
> Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
> email: email@example.com
> website: http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/
Carlos Antonio Perez Delgado
PGP: hkp://pgpkeys.mit.edu:/"Carlos A. Perez <firstname.lastname@example.org>"
"Los verdaderos programadores solo programan en C porque es el lenguaje
mas facil de deletrear."
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