When installing Mac OS X DP3 over Mac OS X Server, I simply booted LinuxPPC
and used the pdisk utility.
I deleted the partitions (three of them) belonging to Mac OS X Server and
created a new HFS partition.
I booted then in Mac OS and used Silverlining Pro to reformat the partition
(for some reason, Special/Erase Disk didn't work) and I had a fresh
partition to install Mac OS X on.
PS: After you install Mac OS X, the partition becomes a little bit smaller
as two hidden partitions are created. One small HFS (type "Apple_Boot", name
"MOSX_OF3_Booter") that contains the OpenFirmware boot script and the first
stage boot loader.
A second partition(type "Apple_Loader", name "SecondaryLoader") contains the
second stage boot loader.
I guess if you simply "reuse" the MacOS X DP3 partition, you waste 8.5 MB
and two entries in the partition table.
PPS: - You can find information about the boot process on www.linuxppc.org.
- The process is pretty advanced, so don't blame me if something goes
wrong. Backups sometimes have their use ;-)
Post by Jason M. Smith
I want to install DP4 over DP3 on my development machine.
1) MacOS 8.6 (soon to be bumped to 9) (HFS+)
2) DP3 (HFS+)
Docs indicate that I should format the disk with DP3 to
install DP4, and tells how to go about doing that. Fine enough, I
did that on another machine already (yes, two licenses, thanks... :)
). That one was DP3 only, however.