MorphOS 3.1 install stuck at "Not A DOS disk"
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    aurora72
    Posts: 20 from 2013/1/26
    From: Turkey
    Hello

    First time trying to install MorphOS on Mac mini G4 and I get the following message (click on jpg)
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    I've selected filesystem as HFS and (I think I) copied the boot.img as reported in this post: https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=8946&forum=9

    But still I got stuck at the "Not a DOS disk" step. What to do? Thanks.
  • »26.01.13 - 14:53
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    clr666
    Posts: 85 from 2008/7/8
    From: Russia
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  • »26.01.13 - 15:24
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    Kronos
    Posts: 2055 from 2003/2/24
    Yeah format should help !!

    A few side notes:
    The "boot" partition has to be 64MB (don't ask me why)

    The "system" partition (read where all of MorphOS that is not boot.img is installed too) should be set to SFS.
  • »26.01.13 - 15:27
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    boot_wb
    Posts: 874 from 2007/4/9
    From: Kingston upon ...
    Welcome to Morphzone.

    If you haven't used MorphOS before it's easy to miss such things. HDConfig allows you to set the filesystem to be used, but doesn't actually format it for you.

    In HDConfig make the HFS partition about 64MB in size (doesn't need to be exactly 64MB though) and resize the other partition to take up the remaining space. (Boot is only used to store data used during booting, so making it so big is just wasted of disk space).

    After saving your changes and existing HDConfig, right-click on the desktop and select Utilitiies>Format Disk from the menus. Format both your partitions with the appropriate filesytems.

    You should be good to continue on from there with the installer.

    Regards


    Rich

    [ Edited by boot_wb 26.01.2013 - 16:39 ]
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    osco
    Posts: 680 from 2009/10/21
    From: Boston, USA
    Make sure the boot disk is MOUNTED :-D
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  • »26.01.13 - 19:37
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    aurora72
    Posts: 20 from 2013/1/26
    From: Turkey
    Hello

    Thank you for all the comments. I've made it install using the tutorial "Dual boot MorphOS Mac OS X"

    I guess I got stuck because MorphOS installation required more attention to detail in HDD partitioning. Now it works. But it seems now I have to install some applications on it.
  • »27.01.13 - 00:33
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  • MorphOS Developer
    geit
    Posts: 977 from 2004/9/23
    As a new user I would suggest to simply install Grunch, which provides tons of applications with automatic install an deinstall.

    http://grunch.geit.de

    Geit
  • »27.01.13 - 01:28
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