To: None <email@example.com>
From: Andy Ball <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/30/2006 23:27:05
I'm having another go at installing NetBSD/macppc-2.1 on my aging
iBook ("P1" bondi clamshell), this time armed with the appropriate
INSTALL.html. I have an existing 20 Mbyte partition that I created
using another operating system and (as seems to be suggested by the
NetBSD install notes) I've created a swap partition and a combined
root & usr partition (both Apple_UNIX_SVR2, SFS and UFS respectively).
Here's my pmap...
Start End Length Use
~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1 63 63 Partition map
64 41,023 40,960 Boot (hfs+)
41,024 565,311 524,288 Swap
565,312 6,357,455 5,792,144 / (/usr will be a directory)
disklabel suggests that the large partition is wd0g, but when I try to
create an ffs filesystem on it, I get the following error...
newfs: ioctl (WDINFO): Invalid argument
newfs: /dev/wd0g: can't rewrite disk label
...which I suppose is understandable since the install notes suggest
that OpenFirmware 3 is fundementally incompatible with a NetBSD disk
-label. Should I feed a different device name to newfs? If so, how do
I determine which I should use? Should I use something other than
newfs to make the filesystem? Helpful advice would be most welcome.
- Andy Ball.