Re: The SmokeTest : Black Terrazzo Screen, No Boot, No Woody
(CCing to the list)
At 22:19 09/02/03, you wrote:
Im installing Debian on my Powermac 6400/200 (late stoneage hw)
mine is a 6400/180 ;-) (works fine)
Everything seemed well until "Please, remove all floppy CD"
And then Boot "for the very first time"
It didnt boot
The HD ran for 3 secs and then stopped
The screen had a nice terrazzo pattern !
:-) and thats all :-(
I guess your boot-vars are incorrect -- look at this to find the correct ones :
http://penguinppc.org/projects/quik/, and 'man nvsetenv' to set them from
Linux, or BootVars from within MacOS
(unfortunately Ihave no access to my box now -- I'll post my config in the
But the worst was yet to come:
Tried booting from my floppies
What floppies ?? The machine didnt seem to recognice the drive -
screen in terrazzo & stop
Oops -- but should be OK : I think you (or the installer) changed your
something else than the default ('AAPL,ROM', or something like this), so
your floppy drive
isn't checked anymore (not sure about this).
If the Ctrl-Opt-P-R doesn't do the trick, reseting the PRAM can be achieved
manually (unplugging the battery on the motherboard).
The following should work :
1. reset your PRAM
2. reboot (linux rescue floppy, or macOS)
3. if you want to reinstall, change your boot-variables
*before* the first boot (open a shell and 'nvsetenv')
4. reinstalling may be unnecessary, so once you got it booting,
just change your vars ('nvsetenv' or BootVars)
5. reboot :-)
(you may set auto-boot? to false until all settings are correct,
especially 'boot-device' can be hairy)