Re: new installation
Andrew Sharp wrote:
> Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> > OF works quite well on my StarMax. That's why I'm thinking it will work on Bruno's
> > 4400, since the StarMax is a 4400 clone.
> Not a wise inference, since Apple is involved.
I stand corrected. :-) Then again, with the same Tanzania mobo and ROMs, how could this
not be the case?
> I'm glad OF works on
> your StarMax. I guess that I can now admit that I worked for
> Starmax back when it was called Powerhouse, then FirePower, and then
> Motorola bought them, and they became StarMax. I am thinking of the
> right company, aren't I?
Sounds like it, but I don't know the history at all. I got it new for $500 three years
ago from a fly-by-night discounter after Apple pulled the clone licenses. This was back
when the cheapest PCs you could get ran around $800, so it was a great deal, and my wife
had been raised on Macs and used them at the office. A solid box, it has served us very
> > Meanwhile, my wife laughs at how
> > I have to type "boot" three times: once to get the zip to spin up, again gives the
> > kernel panic, the third time works. :-)
> > > An
> > > extra ide disk isn't too expensive if you get an old one. You don't
> > > have to make it a slave, instead you can make the CDROM a slave,
> > > no?
> > Right, then you can't access the CDROM from MacOS. Something has to give.
> You mean from OF? Or are you saying that MockOS can't see slave
> drives even after booting up?
> How does BootX see them?
BootX boots a Linux kernel from the Mac side, and gives it the kernel argument
"root=/dev/hdb6" (in my case), then the Linux kernel starts up and sees the drives on its
GPG fingerprint: D54D 1AEE B11C CE9B A02B C5DD 526F 01E8 564E E4B6
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