Re: Install on PowerMac 7500
Well? I just installed 2x 7600/132 debian linux routers? with 3x 3Com 3c905 in each? they run fine? but does not boot with quik, just leaves me with a black screen on boot. I?m using BootX to boot, running self compiled kernel 2.2.18 for ipchains, transparent proxy, syncookies and 3c59x module. partitions:
HFS(not +) 90MB running MacOS 9.1 core mountable in linux? nice for kernel export etc?
swap 2x installed RAM (I think it?s 128MB)
Gjermund Gusland Thorsen
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On onsdag 10. januar 2001 15:57, Rolf Schatzmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> From: Sven LUTHER <email@example.com>
>> Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 17:51:42 +0100
>> To: "David S. Bach" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Cc: email@example.com
>> Subject: Re: Install on PowerMac 7500
>> Resent-From: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Resent-Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:54:25 +0800
>> On Tue, Jan 09, 2001 at 07:55:24AM -0800, David S. Bach wrote:
>>> I have several questions about installing on a PowerMac 7500. Before
>>> I get deeply into something that won't work, I'd like to assess my
>>> chances of getting a working, dual-boot Mac/Linux system.
>No problem, bootx works really well provided that you don't have later than
>OS8.6 on the mac partition that you are running bootx from, it gets flaky
>after OS9 and breaks completely after OS9.0.4. Although I haven't tried it
>with 9.1 I would assume that its still broken.
>On machines where i want to run dual boot but need a current system I make a
>small 50mb hfs partition and put a minimal install of os8 on it with bootx
>in addition to your normal mac partition.
>I have found quik to be quite difficult to use and it only seems to work
>occasionally on my 8500. use boot x.
>>> 1. How do I refer to a hard drive on the external bus? (there is an
>>> internal bus and an external one). I take it that my internal boot
>>> drive is /dev/sda1. What about SCSI ID 0 on the external bus?
>> I suppose that you are speaking about when linux is already running, then you
>> can look at /proc/partitions to see which partitions are available.
>> That said, the scsi disk are devices /dev/sd##, where the first # denotes the
>> disk, starting from a, and independent on the bus, i think, and the second #
>> denotes the partition you are accesing, so /dev/sda1 is the first partition on
>> your first disk, and /dev/sda10 is the tenth partition on your first disk, if
>> you have only one disk on the internal bus, then /dev/sdb would be the first
>> disk on the external bus.
>er 2 luns actually an internal and an external the internal one is the
>> mmm, that said, your box has only one scsi chain, that has one internal
>> connector and one external connector, and one controller, most probably with
>> id 7. Then linux will simply number them following incrementing ids. Anyway,
>> this will appear during the boot message.
>> note 1 : you can access to a whole disk with /dev/sda for example, nice for
>> doing backups or such, or for using hdparm or partitioning disks.
>> note 2 : i think the bootx/OF/whatever naming scheme for disks is different.
>>> 2. The PM7500 has a MaxPower G3 300 processor card. Is it necessary
>>> to tell BootX anything about this?
>> Don't think so, it should be transparent ...
>er actually, if you install the g3 cache profiler extension from powerlogix
>then there is an option in boot x to automatically set the cache, you want
>to do this otherwise you run without a backside cache and that's slow...
>>> 3. The PM7500 has a PCI video card, iX3d Ultimate Res. Can this work
>>> with Debian Linux? (The resolution is set at 1024 X 768 @ 75.9 Hz.)
>> There are two things here, the console system and X. The console needs a
>> working framebuffer device, i think with most macs, you can safely use the
>> offb, but there may be a specific fbdev for your hardware. Then there is X. In
>> most case, you can use the 3.3 XF68_FBDev server or if using XF4.0.2, you have
>> to specify the fbdev driver, and things will work, but maybe slowly. The X
>> acceleration is dependent of the actual graphic chip being used.
>>> 4. Is it safe to rush into installing BootX on the MacOS boot drive
>>> and set up an external 1Gig drive entirely for Linux?
>like before bootx=good
>bootx + 8.6 = good
>bootx + os9 = maybe
>bootx + os9.1 or later = bad.
>> Don't know, my guess would be that you can install bootx or whatever on a
>> small partition of the second disk, but then i never installed linux on a mac,
>> my ppc box being an apus amiga.
>> Sven Luther
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