Re: PowerMac 7100/80 won't boot
I put my installation notes up at
You should also look at:
I've successfully installed woody on an 8100/80 using the 2.4.19 kernel
Thank you for this information,
I have been trying with the older 2.4.5 Mach Kernel images found at:
http://nubus-pmac.sourceforge.net/ and here
but the macfdisk seems very broken. I have been getting very unstable
Perhaps there is a way of getting a link to your notes on
as that site tends to google much higher than yours.
A few comments (which could make this even easier for the next person)
I had to download Etsushi Kato's mach_kernels from an ftp client. The links on
your page are not being accepted by his ftp server (I tried from galeon and
mozilla perhaps this is my fault, but I am pretty sure I have downloaded from
other ftp sites). This should be mentioned in your notes or perhaps, the
images could be put on another server, or we could contact him (my wife is
japanese perhaps she could translate).
I had to gunzip Etsushi Kato's mach_kernel on my linux box before copying it
to the old mac. My old mac doesn't have the ability to gunzip and there is
only a few hundred K gained in the compression. A non-gzipped image could be
one less step.
I had to place the root partition 1st (before the swap partition) or the swap
was not recognized as swap. I read this somewhere, but again this took
several tries, before I got it right
I had the same issue as you concerning dhcp. Potato installer found dhcp,
woody had to be configured manually.
Thanks again for the info