> For days I have been trying to install Fedora core 4 (ppc) on my
> Mac I have repartitioned destroyed partitions etc and every time it
> errors with ignore or cancel messages about partition blocks I can press
> ignore and go on but it generally bombs out when it comes to the actual
> formatting of the new partitions I've defined and the copy of files part
> , on one occasion it seemed to actually install but on reboot it failed
> to load kernel image There is nothing wrong with the hdd I have no
> issues at all installing tiger back on the Mini Mac , but do what I will
> it actively refuses to have anything to do with Fedora. Has anyone else
> experienced this problem ?
Here is a possible work-a-round (really way around, but hey.)
Boot up ubuntu and allow it to format your system the correct way;
then go back and install FC4 but pick the filesystem layout manually.
Once done it should look like this under parted:
/dev/hda1 AppleDiskLabel (created by ubuntu.)
/dev/hda2 Apple-Boot (created by FC4.) (1MB)
/dev/hda3 /boot (100MB make it an ext2 FS however)
/dev/hda4 swap (however big you want/need.)
/dev/hda5 / (root) (the rest of the stuff, make it a Ext3 FS...)
Or something very similar. I don't believe anything else will work.
WC (Bill) Jones -- http://youve-reached-the.endoftheinternet.org/