LinuxPPC Hard Disk Partition Map Error
Posted on 2000-04-25
I recently got my LinuxPPC 2000 CD
in the mail and used thier new xWindows X Linux Installer which includes a handy little app called perldisk. This will partition your old Mac Hard Disk into whatever I want. Following the install proceedure in thier PDF Users Guide, I partitioned and installed. Upon restarting my hard disk was not seen. I booted into the Linux installer again and when I tried to launch perldisk, I got an error of "Can't call method "read_partition_map" on an undefined value at /live/live_sbin/perldisk line 57" Having 12 years of Mac OS tech experience and a year of NT tech experience, my guess is that during the partition process I screwed up the hard drive's partition table or something.
The machine is a Power Mac 8600/250 with a Quantum SCSI 4GB Hard disk. Trying to boot into the mac OS from the original disks returns a bus error and I can't get anywhere else on the machine.
thanks for your help.