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Dual booting OSX and Debian on G3 beige

Hi all,

This is a repost of a saga that I am currently looking for help on
uk.comp.os.linux. Apologies to anyone who has already seen this.

The machine in question is a beige G3 oldworld machine. I have OSX
installed and I then did this :

I downloaded the first 2 disks for woody and did an FTP base install
of that. Woody's installation appears to be more advanced that
potato's when it comes to quik.

It changed the boot-command and boot-device in my open firmware for
me. However, a reboot just got a message scrolling saying

can't OPEN:  can't OPEN: 

I now have the following in /etc/quik.conf
init-message="Debian GNU/Linux PowerPC (woody)"

## Do not point image= to a symlink, quik can't follow symlinks

/boot/vmlinux-2.2.19-pmac does exist. 

Running quik produces the following warning :
Warning: prior partition (entry 6) is bootable

Rebooting the system with the boot-device and boot-command set to what
debian set them to at install time 
(boot-device /pci/mac-io/ide@20000/ata-disk@0:0, boot-command 
begin ['] boot catch 1000 ms cr again boot)

0> can't OPEN:

If anyone can help I would _much_ appreciate it. I can't help but feel
I'm close. I have both OS's on the machine, I just can't boot debian
:( If anyone knows of somewhere else I could ask this question, I
would appreciate that information as well!


- Wayne Pascoe
                                 | If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, 
wayne@penguinpowered.org.uk      | riddle them with bullets.
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