Installation problems on StarMax
I'm installing Woody on a StarMax 5000/300. It's got an IDE HDD and
SCSI CD-ROM and ZIP. It will not boot from the CD-ROM drive, so I have
to use floppies to install. I've gotten as far as ``Make System
Bootable''; unfortunately, after the installer puts Quik on the system,
it is not bootable.
As I understand it, StarMaxes are considered NewWorld machines -- they
should use Yaboot then, not Quik, right? (I'm really not very familiar
with PowerPC hardware, having only done one installation on an iMac
before.) There is no boot floppy for NewWorld that I can find, only a
rescue.bin which is not bootable (shouldn't it be though?).
I assume it is trying to install a useless Quik because I used the
powermac instead of new-powermac, but I couldn't find another option.
If I am correct that this box needs Yaboot and not Quik, how do I get
that installed? ATM the box is not bootable except via floppy, and the
only bootable floppy I has just dumps me right to the installation.
Any assistance anyone can provide would be much appreciated.
Pax vobiscum; pax cum omnibus.
tkinias at asu.edu
Doctoral Student, Department of History
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.