I know this must have happened to someone else, but after installing
Woody by way of floppies and cd as well as net install the following
Powerbook 3400c - installing Woody
Reboot - not so smooth and will not boot from floppy
Computer screen is black on black and very hard to read, but the message received is:
Enter the kernel image name as [device:][partno][/path] where partno is a 0 - 16. Instead of /path you can type [mm:nn] to specify a range of disk blocks [512B]
boot: (cursor here)
ATTEMPT S to Boot
couldn't open /dev/fd0
/dev/hda:7/0:16 [note: hda7 is /]
couldn't open /dev/hda
and many others figuring out how to format the command. I'm a newbie.
I researched a solution, but it requires me to place the machine in Openware mode in order to run an init command (which I hope someone can remind me of the format) to turn the backlighting on my screen at least. Another suggestion for viewing is to use a serial cable network from another terminal. I have hyperterm of course on Windows box. Even if I can read the screen it will still be a dilemma for me.
Ctrl-Command-I/O to restart with CTRL-COMMAND-P-R to clear PRAM ineffective
Conclusion : I'm seriously hosed. How can I get debian up and running on my Powerbook3400 and solve this problem?
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