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Re: Installing on a beige G3

On Mon, 2003-03-10 at 20:20, Chris Tillman 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.
> 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 
> exit
> 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

Thanks for that, I'll have another go at it.  It was so easy to install
on my PC....


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