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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 BootX.

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 <harold.johnson@gmail.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) partition.

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 <rbthomas55@pobox.com> 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.

Hi Harold,

What magic did you have to use to get BootX to boot a 2.6.16 kernel
for you?



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