Re: Problem installing Debian on B&W G3 Server
Sorry for the huge mail... I figured it out... too much RAM I guess. I
took out 512 and the installer booted...
On Thu, 6 Dec 2001, Pan wrote:
> I have a Blue&White G3 (Server) and I was trying to install debian on it.
> My OF version says Apple PowerMac1,1 1.1f4 BootROM built on 04/09/99 OF
> version 3.1.1
> I tried everything I could imagine, everything that I could find online...
> This is the story... let's see if someone can help me.
> It's not a CD problem: I already used it to install debian on my laptop
> with no problems.
> If I boot off the cd, I get to the booting screen, and when I hit enter,
> it goes to a white screen with some quiesce-something message. Then it
> If I try to boot to OF and then type "boot cd:\\yaboot" I end up on the
> same booting screen as the step before, and end up frozen again.
> If I try downloading the files (as indicated on the how-to in debian.org)
> I get the same kind of problem.
> I tried adding the 'video=ofonly' with no success.
> Yaboot says welcome to yaboot version 0.9. Then it says wrong partition 1
> signature, and after I (hit enter/type debian/type install)(<-- depending
> on the installation type) it spits the white screen that says
> ... ok
> copying OF device tree...done
> Calling quiesce ...
> DO-QUIESCE finishedbooting...
> I don't understand what's wrong... I thought it might be the fact that I
> had 2 video cards. I took the second one out, leaving the original one in,
> reset PRAM just in case (3 or 4 times) and nothing.
> Things that might affect (maybe, I'm not sure):
> I have 1 IDE drive (where I want to install debian) and 2 scsi drives
> (that are not going to become part of the install). The IDE drive shows up
> as /dev/hdc or /dev/ata1.0 for pdisc...
> Any help will be greatly appreciated.