On 28/06/12 06:15, deleteme wrote:
Just installed Squeeze (debian-6.0.4-powerpc-netinst.iso) on a working New World iBook G3, and everything went smoothly until the first boot up of the new system. After displaying the typical sequence of line-by-line boot progress, the log-in screen was presented to me in a completely jumbled fashion. It is unreadable, though presumably it is asking for my username and password. No hardware problem is suspected.
Sounds as though you've the wrong keymap. Normally you would need to do as root:
# dpkg-reconfigure console-data
If you have another machine, the easiest way to fix this is to ssh into the iBook. However, if you don't have another machine or ssh installed it's a hit and miss, trial and error process to fix it.