On Jan 16, 2006, at 8:56 PM, adrian crisan wrote:
I'm trying to install woody on a beige g3, 266 some 256 mb and a 4
I start the process via floppy, partition the hard, install the base
file, however when is time to make "system
bootable" it gives me this error:
"THE REQUIRED ACTION CANNOT BE PERFORMED BECAUSE THE ROOT PARTITION
MUST BE ON THE FIRST DISK"
... well I'm lost, I have the 4 gig ide with the following
/dev/hdd1 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 root 7894463@524353 (3.8G)
/dev/hdd2 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap 524288@64 (256.0M)
/dev/hdd3 Apple_partition_map Apple 63@1 (31.5K)
/dev/hdd4 Apple_Free Extra 1@524352 (0.5k)
... ok, I'm confused what would be the "first disk" if not hdd1?
(I installed two years ago woody in a similar machine, and I remember
only time I succeded was when I replaced the IDE hard drive with a
SCSI ... but now I
want to work around and use the just the IDE ... if possible ... and
want just debian on this machine no mixed use
So, I need help from you guys out there that are much smarter than
please give me a hint/guide me
on what to do.
Thanks for help!
From: Rick Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Jan 17, 2006 12:46 AM
To: adrian crisan <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: beige g3 - "FIRST DISK" question
Is there some reason you are using woody? Sarge has been out for
several months, and lots of folks have had excellent luck with it --
even some of us with Beige G3's. My own experience has been using
BootX and MacOS-9, so I can't help you with the "quik" bootloader,
which is what you need if you want this machine to be completely
Free". But there are others here who can.
I will note that you can squeeze the necessary parts of MacOS into
than 100 MB, so if disk space is the issue, using BootX and MacOS need
not be a major burden. Also, you can buy a 40 GB IDE drive for under
$50 these days, so adding disk space shouldn't be a financial problem.
For comparison, Eric Dunbar in a posting to this group calculated that
the electricity to run an old G3 for a year will cost you between
$50-$100, depending on your assumptions about uptime and cost of