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2nd August 2005, 06:07 PM
I reboot mac from the cd and after I asked to enter the language layot I recieve this message:
" Error openinig /tmp/sdc:No medium found"
if I press to ignore it I recieve this message:
"The partition's data region doesn't occupy the entire partition"
if I ignore it and continue up to partitioned the free space and then there is en error
that says:linux will not recognize hda5(the new ext3 partition) and I have to reboot the system.
3rd August 2005, 03:04 AM
partition the hard disk to a single empty partition using the apple mac disk utility, install fc4 test 3 and then upgrade to fc4
it's how i did and my mac is still working
3rd August 2005, 07:50 PM
I 2 partitions 1 for mac and the other for linux,I don't want to delete thr mac partiotion
so I try to install to the second partition and the problem remains !
any suggestion ?
22nd August 2005, 09:37 PM
I faced recently the problem, and solved it :) without passing through FC3test, MacOSX or switching to YDL :mad:
The problem is that FC4 doesn't have a good DiskDruid porting tp ppc architecture and nor the CD1, nor the DVD version contain the only one good tool to do the partitioning job. The fdisk you find there is for x86 style partitioning and does not create the 2 partitions needed by the Mac BIOS (called Open Boot) to work properly.
To solve the problem you can use the CD1 of another distribution like Debian, Slackintosh (as I did) or YDL and use the tool called mac-fdisk, partition your HD makeing a "new empty partiton table" and a "Apple boot partition" first, adding the partitions you want afterwards . Reboot with the Fedora DVD and install without repartitioning, but selecting the mountpoints only.
YDL is not a good choice because packets are a little bit older than the one Fedora provides and some installing guides for YDL+ppc suggest the user to install YDL and some Fedora rpms afterwards (like Thunderbird and Firefox or OpenOffice) Notice that YDL includes OpenOffice 1.2 while Fedora-ppc provides 2.0 beta! Why should a FCL user switch to YDL?? :confused:
I wrote a pretty complete and deep guide to install FC4 on an iBook (suitable for any other new world Mac); unfortunately only in Italian at present (Im from Turin, 2006 Winter Olympics City) Check the link because an English version is coming nsoon! :cool:
My guide is at: http://www.labinf.polito.it/nepote/linux_on_ibook_g4.html
Hope be usefull
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