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soujirou
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:59 am    Post subject: mac-fdisk [solved] Reply with quote

hi! i just got an ibook G3 12,1" and im trying to remove all the partition..
but i cant delete /dev/hda1
i get "cant delete entry for the map itself"..



hda1= partition map
hda2= driver ATA
hda3= driver ATA
hda4= patch partition
hda5= untitled (27GB HFS)
hda6= free


hummm..


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, as the name implies, hda1 is the partition map itself. That's how the partition map is stored on PPC. The real partitions start with hda2. Deleting all the other partitions (hda2 to hda5 in your case) effectively wipes out the disk.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In other words, you have to keep hda1, there is no option, you will never see it again after you are finished with this step.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok thnx
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there any option for non-destructive repartitioning of a mac volume other than iPartition?? I want gentoo on my iBook but I dont want to have to reinstall MacOS X if I can avoid it.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GNU Parted is a free repartitioning tool. On the website however, it says that it doesn't support resizing HFS. I did find this however: http://lists.linux.it/pipermail/ppc/2003-November/000344.html. Maybe HFS resizing has been included in more recent versions of Parted ? In any case, I haven't tried this myself, and i'd advise you to backup your important data before using it (hmm.. also do the backup even if you use iPartition). (i don't know whether parted is included on the ppc livecd)
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
some qs:
do i need firewire on my 2nd computer to run parted for the mac?
can i do the procedure over ethernet?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh.... what do you want to use the firewire for? What exactly do you mean with "running over ethernet"? If you have linux running on the mac and also an ssh-server, yeah, then you can login over ethernet in the mac and run parted remotely. Do you already have a livecd, and does it include parted? If it doesn't have parted, and you don't have a lot of experience with linux, then it's probably best to try to use iPartition...?
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