On Wed, 2005-08-03 at 20:28 -0500, Joshua Curtiss wrote:
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I read and enjoyed your Installing Fedora Core on the Mac mini
article. I can't see how this article's instructions would differ when
attempting to install FC4 on my QuickSilver PowerMac. So I attempted
to do so, with some frustrating inconsistencies.
Please check bugzilla and mailing list archives before posting this has
been covered several times - including earlier in the week.
During installation, before I even get to the partition setup portion
of the installer, I receive an error saying, "The partition's data
region doesn't occupy the entire partition." I try clicking ignore a
few times, and then I receive the error, "Attempt to read sectors
16-18 outside of partition on /dev/hda".
This is a known bug with workarounds can you try with one of the
1) Use an update image:
Take the updates.img and use dd to write it to a USB key, then use
that with "linux updates" at the yaboot boot: prompt.
You will need to dd it to the entire device,
so make sure you backup whatever may be on the USB drive first.
You can dosomething like this:
dd if=updates.img of=/dev/sda
Replace /dev/sda with the name of your USB key drive, though.
2) Rename the unnamed Apple_Free partitions
Boot installer to first screen - switch to tty2 (Ctrl-Alt F2)
chmod 755 pdisk
n (Change name)
(freespace partition no)