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Re: debian on the XServ

On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 11:00:16AM -0800, Adam Done wrote:
> Greetings,
> I have just acquired an xserv and have been trying to put Linux on the
> server and to no avail, nothing works.  I have used all the install24
> options when at the boot prompt.  For the most part when i boot using
> install24-safe, it takes a quite a long time to start after loading.  I
> get a blank white screen after the kernel is loaded and info is scrolled
> on the screen.  If i leave this for a while the install program
> eventually starts but the bad part is that i don't have any control of
> the keyboard or mouse.  I have plugged the keyboard in both usb slots
> and still nothing happens.  The same happens when i tried to use
> yellowdog newest ISO and the 2.4.19 kernel.   i really want Debian
> GNU/Linux on the server but have tried every thing.
> I have even compiled a kernel for the xserv on another box and put it on
> a standard HFS partition to load with..
> image=/dev/hde2/vmlinux-2.4.20 
> and still nothing happens.  i am totally at a lost and have tried so
> many diff. ways to get the kernel and install program to run.
> Can some one shed some new light on my dark foreboding situation here? 
> Thank you in advanced.

Sounds like a hardware incompatibility. At a minimum you need
the latest yaboot, but it doesn't sound like that would help..

"The way the Romans made sure their bridges worked is what 
we should do with software engineers. They put the designer 
under the bridge, and then they marched over it." 
-- Lawrence Bernstein, Discover, Feb 2003

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