My situation is a little different because I cannot install v10.1(at
least I haven't figured out how yet). v10.1 broke compatibilty for the
"Old World" macs. When you restart the system into the installer using
BootX, the system locks up at the initial restart. Evidently, a kernel
panic is caused because the system restarts after 180 seconds. In my
previous installs with v10.0, I was always installing linux onto a
seperate new drive, and the only issue that I had was that if I tried
to have YaST setup an HFS partition, it would crash, which is similar
to your problem. However, in my experience, YaST would dump me back
out to the text installer(the one before the install actually starts).
Fixed doesn't help unless they manage to get support for the "Old
World" macs back in. The newer Lombard and Pismo Powerbooks are
OpenFirmware v3.x, so they can use yaboot. I have to use either BootX
A friend suggested that I start the mac with the initrd and kernel from
v10.0's install disks and try to see if 10.1 would install. I'm leary
of this because if it does start the installer, the system may not work
after the inital reboot.
From: Pavel Nemec <pnemec(a)suse.cz>
I had serious problem with partitioner in 10.1 :)
It look like same issue, it should be fixed now.