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timrob
3rd January 2006, 03:08 AM
Actually a couple of things.

The Install went fine except:

First off I couldn't get anything but a graphical install.
Disk Druid decided to format my main OS9 boot drive that I use for bootx.
So, I had to restore that before I could continue.
I installed FC4 on a seperate SCSI drive with only 2 partitions.

/dev/sda2 swap
/dev/sda3 root

Does FC4 require an Apple Bootstrap partition to boot?

Once I rebooted, I got a message saying:

"can't open root device"

I was able to boot a Gentoo Livecd and mount the partition and take a look around.
Everything looks ok. No matter what I do I can't get a good boot.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks,

big_mac126
5th January 2006, 07:50 PM
to my knowledge, in order to boot from a hard drive on an apple ppc you need a Apple Bootstrap partition

timrob
5th January 2006, 08:59 PM
to my knowledge, in order to boot from a hard drive on an apple ppc you need a Apple Bootstrap partition

I guess I wasn't clear enough. I have a separate drive with Mac OS 9 and BootX and I'm installing on a scsi drive. I can't see why I'd need an Apple Bootstrap on the SCSI.

I got no love from the FC4 install, so I've moved on to Gentoo Linux.
Gentoo has been very easy, but time consuming.