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Re: Old world mac

On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 08:04:54PM -0500, Bob Tanner wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 August 2004 11:43 pm, Rick Thomas wrote:
> > Install MacOS-9.  Then use the BootX boot-loader. (or 8.5 or 8.6,
> > if 9 won't run on the S-900.  I've never seen one of those, so I
> > don't know what will run on it and what wont.  I'm told that BootX
> > even works with MacOS 7.5, if your machine can run it and you have
> > a floppy drive to install it from.)  You don't need much of MacOS
> > to do the trick -- 200 MB is more than enough.  
> I have an old G3, I've followed this thread and still cannot get the new 
> installer to boot.
> I have BootX installed, loads just fine.
> My first question is do I want power3 files or powerpc files?

Definitively not. The power3 has nothing to do with G3 processors, but with
the IBM power3 processor, which is the predecessor of the power4, from which
the PPC970, aka G5 sprang forth.

> http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-powerpc/rc1/images/power3/
> http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-powerpc/rc1/images/powerpc/
> I've download the initrd.gz and the vmlinux from
> http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-powerpc/rc1/images/powerpc/netboot/
> Put then into the Linux Kernel Folder, reboot the G3, selected vmlinux from 
> BootX, click no video driver, Options, use RAM Disk, selected initrd.gz and 
> clicked Linux.

Try the netboot/2.4 ones please.

> Box just hangs.
> I've tried the tricks in this thread, but they all cause the box to hang.
> Installing using woody's old installer works fine :-(

If you could get us more info on what the problem is, that would be nice.
Maybe this old mac has a serial output you could capture the serial log on ? 


Sven Luther

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