Subject: port-macppc/24986: NetBSD/macppc installation media should include pdisk(8)
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/30/2004 19:04:40
>Number:         24986
>Category:       port-macppc
>Synopsis:       NetBSD/macppc installation media should include pdisk(8)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-macppc-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Mar 31 03:05:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Erik E. Fair
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6.2
The Association of Mildly Peeved NetBSD/macppc Users
Architecture: macppc
Machine: macppc
	NetBSD/macppc's extensive installation instructions
	cover the use of pdisk(8), but if your network is not
	working, and you don't have it locally, the instructions
	are not useful.

	boot a NetBSD/macppc 1.6.2 CD-ROM on a PowerMac dual G4 533 MHz

	Try to install without recourse to MacOS

	fail for lack of tools to tweak Apple's wonky partition tables

	A working pdisk(8) binary should be included in NetBSD's
	install media for macppc.