On Fri, Mar 17, 2000 at 10:42:58AM +0100, Björn Johansson wrote:
> On 16-Mar-00, you wrote:
> > --- Björn Johansson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> >> I have been using Debian(Slink) for a couple of days now, it's really,
> >> >> really buggy :(.
> >>> I didn't know/think slink works on powerpc at all?
> >> Well, It don't. It's using my slow 040.
> > Well, then you should rather post to email@example.com I
> > guess...
> >>> You need a special kernel (the latest is 2.2.10) for APUS.
> >> Yes I know. But then I haveto use the potato version, and since it's
> >> still is in BETA-stage I thought it would be better to use a stable
> >> version. That's why I chose Slink.
> > potato is currently in 'frozen' state, there is no 'BETA' state in Debian.
> > What ware you afraid of WRT stability? I've been using potato for about a
> > year and haven't had major problems with it, can't remember any real
> > problem in the last few months.
> Afraid of? Well, let's just say I got some bad experience from another
> operating system. I lost 3GB of data. What happened was that one of
> my partitions became unreadable and it didn't have anything to do with
> the hardware. So I'm much more careful nowadays. But anyway,
> I'm convinced ;).
I think you are having much more risks with your old version than nowaday
potato, which is more or less what will be released RSN, (lets hope before
> >> APUS 2.2.10, exactly what is the name of the file?
> >> I *think* I already have it, hmm..
> > ftp://sunsite.auc.dk/pub/os/linux/apus/2.2.x/vmapus-2000.03.10.gz
> > You also need
> > ftp://sunsite.auc.dk/pub/os/linux/apus/boothack/bh000311.lha
bootstrap --apus -k linux -r images-1.44/root.bin root=/dev/mem
video=amifb:pal <-not sure about this> debug
should work ok.
(with the linux and root.bin from the apus subdirs of the ppc disks)
try to give us the output of dmesg also dboostrap (i think) also.