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Re: Can I Install AND boot a new Kernel on an OldWorld PMac?

On Thursday 15 January 2004 16:36, somebody named Rick Thomas inscribed this 
> It's worth a try, and I'll try it.
> But I still think I've got problems once the kernel loads.  After all,
> BootX can do that part OK, and quik isn't going to do anything more than
> BootX does.  What explains the black screen?
> I tell BootX to load the 2.4.18 kernel, make sure that the "use frame
> buffer video" and "force video mode" checkboxes are set, click the
I don't think you want the force video set for 2.4 kernels.  It's required for 
2.2.x, but breaks for 2.4.x IIRC.  And you're right, the machine probably is 
booting fine, you just can't see it.  If you're set to boot into runlevel 2, 
let it go untill the hard disk hasn't done anything for a couple minutes and 
you can probably log in (as root, and type carefully, you don't want any 
typos ;) and type 'shutdown -r now' to reboot the box.  If it doesn't work, 
either 1) I'm wrong, 2) you made a typo, or 3) you might be logged in as a 
normal user, who can't call 'shutdown' from a command line.  :^)

If A equals success, then the formula is A = X + Y + Z. X is work. Y is play. 
Z is keep your mouth shut. - Albert Einstein

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