Bug#382129: Beta3 won't boot on OldWorld PowerPC Mac
Well... That's interesting news. And I'm glad you're having success
with your system.
But, unfortunately, the bottom line for this bug report is still that
nobody has yet succeeded in getting the 2.6.16 kernel to boot under
Keep in touch. I'll be particularly interested in hearing of your
experiences upgrading to Dapper.
On Aug 20, 2006, at 3:25 AM, Harold Johnson wrote:
Oh, and since I forgot to mention it, the kernel version I
currently (at this moment) have installed is 2.6.12-9; that's after
simply installing Breezy. Once I upgrade to Dapper again, I'll be
using whatever version that is -- or I'll jump to Debian and do the
same. I'll try to remember to post that version number here so
that you'll know if I got up to 2.6.16 using my method. All I know
for certain is that I've been able to get to Dapper using this
installation method in the past.
On 8/19/06, Harold Johnson <email@example.com> wrote:
You have great timing; I wouldn't have had that answer for you
earlier today, because I wasn't certain which kernel version I had
installed. I am writing down the entire process of setting up a
triple-booting system, which will be running Linux, OS X, and OS
9. (This has been done many times before, I'm sure, but not by
me!) Thus far, I've installed OS 9, Ubuntu Linux, and I'm
currently installing OS X (Panther) on the third (and final)
I'll be adding to some online documentation, but hopefully the
following info. will fill in some of the gaps:
-- 2 Mac OS (hfs+) partitions and one unallocated space using an OS
9 installation disk. The first partition will be for OS X, the
second is for OS 9, and the free space is for Linux.
-- After installing OS 9 and BootX, installed Ubuntu Server
(Breezy). This info. is probably the most helpful for you; I've
tried on multiple occasions to install the latest flavors of Debian
using BootX, to no avail. The same goes with the latest Ubuntu
versions (Dapper); only Breezy installs on my OldWorld PowerBook.
Once I've installed Breezy, it's easy enough to upgrade to Dapper
by simply editing the repositories (replacing all instances of
"Breezy" with "Dapper") and then using apt-get to update the
system. I imagine it's possible to use this same technique to
update to the latest version of Debian; wouldn't you think?
Thanks for sending along your script,
On 8/19/06, Rick Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Aug 19, 2006, at 6:29 PM, Harold Johnson wrote:
> In the meantime, I can continue using BootX -- not a real elegant
> solution, IMHO, but it works.
What magic did you have to use to get BootX to boot a 2.6.16 kernel