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Re: Installing on a beige G3

On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 08:22:46PM -0800, Forrest L Norvell wrote:
> 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.
> 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.

We finally figured out on the list a couple months ago (actually
I think Michel _remembered_) that quik couldn't handle G3, but that
a patch was available. Michel provided the patched quik module that
Forrest mentioned.

"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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