Re: Installing on a beige G3
On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 04:24:03PM -0800, Matthew Richardson wrote:
> I'm trying to get Debian 3.0r1 running as the only OS on a beige G3. So
> far, I've gotten through the install process and rebooted....and
> nothing. On the first reboot, I get an Open Firmware-type screen with
> the message "Can't open device". Subsequent reboots get the dread
> floppy-with-question-mark on the screen. I'm pretty sure that it is a
> problem with Open Firmware and Quik, but not sure how to solve it. I
> tried the OF patch in the System Disk download to no avail. Also, I
> found the Quik patch quik-first.b-g3, but am not sure how to apply that
> patch. If anyone can help a newbie, I'd appreciate it.
Not to be a party pooper, but I don't know of anyone who's
successfully gotten Debian working with Quik on a beige G3. I tried
earnestly for about a month a year and a half ago and got nowhere, and
I've seen several other unsuccessful attempts cross this list since. I
think you're best off with a small MacOS partition and BootX. Unless
somebody else has come up with some wizardry since then.
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