Re: Installing Debian on a Beige G3 PowerMac (OldWorld)
On Dec 31, 2006, at 9:00 PM, Dana Sibera wrote:
On 30/12/2006, at 5:33:31PM, Rick Thomas wrote:
If you are OK with OS9 and BootX, I suggest you get a copy of the
BootX 1.2.2 (latest -- vintage April, 2000) software from BenH's
web page, http://penguinppc.org/historical/benh/ and read the
documentation that comes with it. Once you've got that under your
belt, we can proceed with the actual installation.
Even if Stephen doesn't respond, I'd love to know the exact steps
others taken to get a standard Etch running on the oldworld G3, as
I'm starting to think I'm messing something up, or at least missing
out on a few kernel arguments vital to getting things running on
the beige. I've tried a 5500, 6500, 6360, 6400 and two beige G3s in
the last week with Etch kernels, either from fresh new installs or
upgrading a working fresh Sarge install, and the best I can get
from an Etch kernel is not finding the root filesystem after
install, mostly the kernels just lock up before getting to the
point where the penguin appears.
Are you interested in installing using the BootX with OS9
bootloader? If so, please read the BootX documentation that comes
with the BootX package and at http://penguinppc.org/bootloaders/
bootx/ . Then download and burn a recent "businesscard" or "netinst"
CD from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/arch-
latest/powerpc/iso-cd/ . Then get back to me and I'll help you walk
thru the process. The same steps should work on any or all of the
boxes you mentioned, but I recommend starting with the beige G3 as it
will probably have the fewest "gotcha"s.