Subject: Re: Need help with a booboo
To: John Klos <>
From: Marco Trillo <>
List: port-macppc
Date: 12/23/2007 23:07:26

On 12/23/07, John Klos <> wrote:
> > You can try the "hfsutils" package; with it you can format a HFS
> > partition from NetBSD and copy the bootloader and the kernel to the
> > partition.
> That's an idea... Will it change the partition table in a way that makes
> Open Firmware able to use it as HFS instead of HFS+? The idea is to not
> kill the machine...

The partition table shouldn't need to be modified, as both HFS and
HFS+ partitions use the Apple_HFS partition type. So you can use your
current HFS+ partition and format it as HFS.

I used to run that setup successfully; creating a small standard HFS
partition from NetBSD with hfsutils and copying the bootloader and
kernel directly from NetBSD.