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Re: FAQ?


Sam Halliday writes:

> 2 - maybe related to 1, but i cannot use the virtual terminals. when
> i do Alt-F2 i just get "unknown scancode e0 54", and if i also hold
> down the fn key i get no output at all.

It's a bit complicated.  You need to press and hold Alt and Ctrl, then
press and also hold Fn, then finally press F2 on top of all that.  For
a long-time Mac user, that's an easy exercise, what with all the PRAM
zapping and OF entering and all that.

> 3 - during the debian installer stage, i needed to use install-safe
> as none of the other options would work. this meant i had to install
> with a 2.4 kernel. i suspect i know what the problem is... as when i
> tried to install the 2.6 kernel i got an error about initrd and then
> the kernel did not boot up the next time.  can yaboot handle initrd?

Yes it can.  Just add a line initrd=/initrd.img to /etc/yaboot.conf
and re-run ybin.  And make sure you actually create that initrd image,
of course.

Regards, Jens.

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