Re: Re: Installing Debian on PPC Mac
Hi there, I'm having the same problem as J. Richard Miller.
But I havn't done my homework yet like he says he has :-)
I'm in the middle of looking for a solution to the ever-repeating message precisely:
can't OPEN: /pci/mac-io/ide@20000/ata-disk@0:0
This is a Mac I've inherited which came with no hard disk and no OS CDs.
I've given it a 13GB IBM hard drive and have been trying to install Debian Linux 3.
My girlfriend has actually been downloading the floppy-images we booted from and mostly-installed Debian from and I'm not sure at the moment precisely which floppy images she go or where they came from. I just know she used a Windows version of RawWrite to make them.
I know we were able to finally boot using a Debian boot floppy image and we formatted the hard drive into several partitions.
hda1 was of type "Apple_partition_map" (Question: does the partition map count as a partition? I guess so since it has a device file (hda1) right?)
hda2 was a native Linux one and hda3 is a Linux swap partition. And there's a GB at the end of the drive left unaccounted for just for tinkering with it in the future.
Anyway, my Mac is a G3 as pictured at the top of this page:
I'd be happy to loan it to anyone interested, but I leave in about 6 hours for Pennsylvania for about 4 straight days of whitewater kayaking down the Yough :-)
At the moment I'm in South Carolina, USA.