Subject: Re: disklabel warning
To: Ward Coessens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: dixie <email@example.com>
Date: 07/30/2005 19:06:14
Ward Coessens wrote:
> I'm trying to install netbsd 2.0.2 on a powerpc 8600(250, of 1.0.5). I
> have no experience with this release, or with other BSD- variants, so
> maybe this is an stupid question. When the installer runs "disklabel"
> it reports a warning( disklabel: invalid signature in mbr 0). at the
> end of the installation, pdisk reports only 1 partition, size 1024m
> (and a apple partition map)
Of course it does :), you cannot create partitions with disklabel(5) on
a macppc machine, due to some disklabel's limitations I guess.
Depending on your machine, you can partition your drive either from Mac
OS and NetBSD's boot cd, using pdisk(8) in the latter case, as explained
on the partitioning-howto.
> I also didn't manage to boot into bsd from the hd...
Seems like you do not have the necessary partitions to do so.
> all help is appreciated
> excuse my for my english...
mine's not better :)
> Ward Coessens
bye, hope I'd been of some help.
P.S.: please refer to the install notes for further informations