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Re: Installation Success on PowerPC SMP G4 w/ ADC monitor - but whence GLX?



On Sun, Nov 11, 2001 at 02:40:27PM -0600, Glyph Lefkowitz wrote:
> Initially, the machine would boot from the cd (by holding down 'c' at
> boot) but would quickly go to a black screen.  I discovered that by
> entering Open Firmware and typing
> 
>      boot cd:\\yaboot

fixed for woody.

> I was able to get to a boot prompt, at which I ran
> 
>      install video=ofonly

woody has a install-novideo option if you really need it.

> appropriate partition.  The installer *really* ought to do that for you, 
> and it would be nice to see the warning about needing an 800k boot 
> partition of the right type before being dropped to pdisk; I'm glad I 
> read the online instructions first, because just the installer screens 
> would have baffled me.

woody boot-floppies do all of this.  and mac-fdisk has command -- b --
for properly creating the bootstrap partition.

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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