Morphos 2.4 Installation
  • Just looking around
    dkaram
    Posts: 9 from 2010/1/26
    From: ATHENS/GREECE
    Hello everyone, I recently aquired a mac mini g4 and i am
    trying to install morphos 2.4 on it.

    Well , I found a tutorial on the net so here is what I did.
    I used the OSX 10.3.7 installation cd and created 3 partitions,
    1 is 60mb 2nd for morphos and 3rd for MacosX.Then I installed MacOsx
    in the 3rd partition and after that I booted with Morphos 2.4 iso cd.
    I choosed manual partitioning and I opened the mounter tool where I named the 60mb partition Boot and choosed MAC HFS! , that is what the tutorial says , but everytime I try to format the partition I get an
    initialization failed.I name the other partiotion System but when I press next for the installation to start I get error.I think its because of the boot partition.
    Perhaps I should install Morphos and then MacOSX;Is there something in the installation I am missing?
  • »26.01.10 - 06:40
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    jacadcaps
    Posts: 3019 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    Actually you're not supposed to name the partition 'Boot' in mounter. It has to be called Boot in the Ambient Format window after you mount it. Perhaps you should carefully read the guide again.
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    osco
    Posts: 680 from 2009/10/21
    From: Boston, USA
    Fear not...
    It will be hard at first. What tutorial? Dual Boot?
    http://wiki.morphos-user.com/index.php/Dual-boot_MorphOS_and_MacOS_X_on_a_Mac_Mini_G4
    If so we will be on the same pages :)
    Mac Mini 1.5GHz, 1G, 250G Drive, Apple Cinema Display, MorphOS 3.1 registered, MacOS 10 PowerBook (5,8) 1.67Hz, 2G, 80G Drive,........Waiting
    PowerBook (5,8) 1.67Hz, 2G, 40G MorphOS 3.1 unregisterd
  • »26.01.10 - 11:31
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    amigagr
    Posts: 35 from 2008/2/11
    From: Thessaloniki G...
    don't choose the MAC HFS! just plain HFS.
    A3040/25 AmigaOS 3.9
    A1260BPPC AmigaOS 3.9/4.0
    Sam440ep AmigaOS 4.1.2
    PegasosII/G3 AmigaOS 4.1.2/Morphos 2.6/DEBIAN 5.0.4/SUSE 11.1
    MacMini/1.5 MorphOS 2.6/OSX 10.5.8

    If i am going to have bugs on my system,
    at least let me keep the latest version
  • »26.01.10 - 21:40
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    dkaram
    Posts: 9 from 2010/1/26
    From: ATHENS/GREECE
    Yup that was the problem..In the turorial I downloaded from the net
    http://dreamolers.binaryriot.org/dualboot.pdf
    it said mount the partion with MAC HFS!.
    But the exclamation mark was just to emphasize the file system..
    So , every time I tried to format a MAC HFS! partition it couldn't be
    initialized.It just wanted a MAC HFS partition to continue the installation.
    Pretty stupid eh?

    Thanks guys.
  • »27.01.10 - 06:11
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12097 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > every time I tried to format a MAC HFS! partition it couldn't be initialized.

    What's "MAC HFS!"? How does it differ from MAC HFS+?
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12097 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierarchical_File_System
    > vs
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HFS+

    Excuse me? Neither the artice about HFS nor the one about HFS+ answers my question about the "MAC HFS!" dkaram keeps mentioning. I know both HFS and HFS+, so I concluded that "MAC HFS!" must be something else. I don't think he meant to say "MAC HFS" by "MAC HFS!".
  • »27.01.10 - 17:42
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  • MorphOS Developer
    jacadcaps
    Posts: 3019 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    There is no such thing as MAC HFS! mentioned anywhere in the guide. For some reason dkaram didn't notice the () around the exclamation mark. None of the screenshots have MAC HFS! so I don't really get why would anyone be confused about this.
  • »27.01.10 - 21:18
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