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Re: Installing NetBSD on an iBook G4


On Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:42:42 +0200 (CEST)
Havard Eidnes <he%uninett.no@localhost> wrote:

> > Do NOT use pdisk.  I was unable to convince OFW to recognize the FAT
> > partition if Apple partition table was present, so you want disk to
> > use MBR.  
> Hm, maybe I don't understand the conditions of this advice.
> On one of my "boots only NetBSD" Mac Minis, I used pdisk, and I'm
> using this layout:

He's trying to boot from an MSDOS partition. At least that's something
we can write without additional tools. And OF seems to be unable to
read MSDOS partitions in an apple partition table, hence the MBR dance.

have fun

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