Ubuntu on a 9600

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Ubuntu on a 9600

I've had a 9600/300 sitting idle for the last few months, so I decided to install Ubunto 5.10 on to it. The installation went well except near the end.

From what I've read online, you have to copy the kernal and ramdisk to the linux partition by mounting the MacOS partition and copying it by command line before letting it restart and completing the installation. I tried that, but when I went to list the paritions, the ones from MacOS were not there.

This 9600 has an ATTO SCSI card with a 9GB UW SCSI drive attatched and a 4.3GB on the internal SCSI connection (apparently - I'll vcheck when I get home). When the installation was started, the drive on the ATTO was one of the choices that I could install Ubuntu onto.

Any suggestions?

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Did you accidentally let Ubun

Did you accidentally let Ubuntu do the partitioning for you? In that case it will've eaten the MacOS partition without realising that it's necessary to boot from....

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Different drive....

The MacOS installation is on a 9.1 GB drive, the Ubuntu installation is on a 4.3GB drive. MacOS boots up fine.

I did let it automatically partition for me, but I made sure that it picked the 4.3GB drive set aside for Linux.

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What exactly is the output yo

What exactly is the output you get, and from what command? If you are seeing what is there using mount then that only lists what is already mounted as a useable filesystem. First check dmesg to see if the drive even shows up at all. You should first see listings for the PCi bus, then for the ATTO card (if Ubuntu has drivers available for it) and then a list of the drives on it, all buried somewhere in the output.

FWIW, you want to copy the kernel and initrd from the Linux side and to MacOS. The drive designation for your MacOS disk would be hard to guess at, as it depends on the order of detection of the SCSI busses. You might have the ATTO avaiable at sd1 or sd2.

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So far...

4.3 GB on SCSI bus 0, ID 4 (Linux)
9.1 GB on SCSI BUS 2, ID 0 (ATTO, split into 2 partitions for MacOS)

Also has a TT128, a Realtek 8139 network card and a PC Compatibility card (P166).

As far as the message, I'm having to reinstall it to get it again.

When it lists the drives to choose from, I choose sdb (4.3 GB IBM).
I get past the part of entering a user and password.
It gets to the point where it says that no boot loader is installed.

When I type dmesg, it looks like it can't find the HFS+superblock on sda1, sda2 or sda3.

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So, sda is your MacOS drive.

So, sda is your MacOS drive. The MacOS partition will be several deep, likely about sda5 or sda6. The first ones are patch partitions and drivers.

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Let's see...

sda8:
HFS+-fs: unable to find HFS+ superblock
VFS: Can't find a HFS filesystem on dev sda8.

Same with sda5, sda4, sda3, sda2, sda1.

It doesn't list HFS with sda7 or sda6.

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