Re: problem boot debian on powerbook g3 (pismo/firewire)
uhmm, a couple more things to try:
what cd do you have there ? I would try
the sarge cd, don't throw away if you have
the etch cd but realize It Is Still Beta
(PreRelease). I think they should have this
prominently stated on the web site. any/all
of us having a tendency to seem to forget it.
also i suppose you have some memory in
that computer ? The lower boundary for the
new installer is supposed to be 64MB now. if
that is what you have, it may be borderline.
sorry to say this, but even if you have more,
sometimes RAM that is borderline quality/fit
has been known to work with os9, but not with
think of sarge as like osX Panther and etch
as Leopard. Are you up to trying a beta ?
i do get an occasional false burn on my sony
cdrw/dvd, laptop drives are known for this, even
the newer dvd burners.
black screen sounds funny, if you have still
problem after trying all of the above, if it still
does that you may have to reset the open firmware
"screen" variable (like pcs bios, sort of). well
others here can probably advise better than me,
i never have had that problem ( i have some idea
what to do but its your machine not mine ). but the
greatest chance it seems is you have a bad cd,
somehow or other.
please let us know how it goes.
--- brian <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> well, still have you *tested* your cd at all ?
> can you mount cd, from os9 ? (if you put a cd in
> does it show up on the mac desktop)
> try selecting it as the startup disk in the
> os9 StartupDisk under control panels.
> sorry about the "curly arrow"
> --- Florian Znottka <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Thanks for the quick answer, ... but:
> > > hi, i have a combo drive replacement in my
> > > pismo and it works (occassionally hangs at boot
> > > /temporarily, but "works" well enough)
> > >
> > > it might depend on the brand and type you have
> > > though. what do you have ?
> > The combo drive is a Matsushita UJDA710, which is
> > listed
> > as a "compatible" cd-drive.
> > > besides holding down the "c" key at boot you
> > > can hold down the option key and you should
> > > see a button, click on the cd button and then
> > > on the curly arrow below it.
> > This was a very good hint. The screen with the
> > cd-symbol
> > and the arrows was there, but after I pressed the
> > curly
> > button the program reload the boot devices and
> > showed the
> > harddisk and the cdrom again. After I pressed the
> > cdrom
> > and the normal arrow there was a blank black
> > ?!
> > Is that normal? The debian-cd was created on a x86
> > debian
> > system - so it wasn't the fault of os9.
> > > of course if you want to keep your os9 or
> > whatever,
> > > which you should temporarily at least just in
> > case,
> > > you need to back up somehow to partition the
> > > drive. best way probably is to burn your
> > > os9 system to cd. make hfs standard and you
> > be
> > > able to boot from that and make two partitions,
> > > putting
> > > os9 back on one. then debian installer will let
> > > you split up the second one for linux.
> > I don't need the os9-partion anymore - so is there
> > another
> > way? Or am I a donkey?
> > > no, sorry make the free partion for linux to be
> > the
> > > first one, that is better for booting linux.
> > >
> > > if you still can't boot off your cdrw/dvd drive,
> > > check the compatibility lists at xlr8yourmac.com
> > >
> > > if it is not a good match, exchange it for one
> > that
> > > is.
> > >
> > > oh, if it is just the debian cd you can't boot
> > > from, you may have an error in the burn. i have
> > heard
> > > that os9 does not burn bootable cds from iso
> > images.
> > > neither does toast light. regular toast i think
> > > was version 4.something started that. is that
> > your
> > > situation ? if you simply burned the iso as an
> > > image there on the cd it doesn't work, neither
> > > if copied from finder as a mounted file system;
> > > it has to be a "direct" write.
> > >
> > > there should be some simple freeware tool
> > somewhere
> > > to do it (anything that could write to device),
> > but i
> > > used osX.
> > >
> > > brian
> > >
> > Thanks for answer!
> > Florian
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