I'm a newbie to Unix and Linux. I know that OS X has a Unix backbone and terminal can give me a taste of the Unix environment, but I still want to try a Linux Distribution. I have decided on LinuxPPC, but am having a problem. I have my drive in three partitions. One devoted to OS X, one to OS 9.1, and the third is for Linux. I was trying to partition this third one for use with LinuxPPC. I tried using pdisk under terminal, then logged on >console. Both times I logged on as root, but each time trying to make swap space and the root partition I received messages saying that the map was not writeable. What am I doing wrong...can I not use pdisk under OS X? Thanks for your help!!