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Re: Installing on a beige G3

On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 04:24:03PM -0800, Matthew Richardson wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

That isn't a patch, it's a substitute. After booting back into the
installer, copy that file to your /target/boot folder, and rename it
first.b to supercede the first.b that's there. Then, in console 2, run 

chroot /target /bin/bash
mount -t proc proc /proc
quik -v 

and then reboot to see if you get better results. You might want
to run nvsetenv while you're in there to see what your nvram setup
looks like.

"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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