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Map is not writable
Authored by: jkolb on Nov 20, '02 10:23:03AM

I tried the originally posted directions on my machine with a UFS formatted OS X.2 partition, and did the following:

Top level command (? for help): e
Name of device: /dev/rdisk1
/dev/rdisk1
Command (? for help): d 9
The map is not writeable.
Command (? for help): c
The map is not writeable.
First block: 9p
Length in blocks: 21002992
Name of partition: Name
Command (? for help):

As can bee seen from the above, pdisk never asks for what format, and when I look at the partitionaing table, it shows the new partition as Apple_UNIX_SVR2. Does anyone know if having a UFS partition causes this?

I've been careful and haven't dared hit "w" yet....



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Map is not writable
Authored by: kurtis on Dec 12, '02 04:31:18PM

Whenever you create a partition, you have to make sure you're using a captial C. Othewise it's automatically making an MkLinux partition (or some it claims in the Help context). Good luck.



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Map is not writable
Authored by: cubixe on Dec 14, '02 10:17:07AM

Make sure you boot from a CD



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Map is not writable
Authored by: tdearborn on Oct 16, '04 09:10:18PM
I found that the map is not writeable because the drive is mounted. You need quit pdisk, 'eject' the mounted drive/partition(s), and then sudo pdisk again.

Also, be careful about using the "L" command in the top level of pdisk, as this will remount the drive you just unmounted. Go straight to "e" and type the device in. You can then use "p" to display the partition map without mounting the drive.

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