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Re: No display signal after installing Debian on PowerMac 8600

On (12/05/04 21:43), Lukas Foljanty wrote:
> Hi.
> I am a total newbie to Linux, so perhaps this is all stupid, but I have 
> a problem I cannot solve after installing the current build of Debian 
> on my PowerMac 8600.
> Here it goes:
> I (successfully) installed the basic installation of Debian (CD 
> distribution 1) for PowerMacs/PPC. I partitioned the hard drive, 
> installed some modules and then finished the installation. When it told 
> me that the installation was finished I restarted my Mac.
> However, now I don't have a display signal! When booting of a split 
> second, the display receives a signal, but then goes blank. I can hear 
> the computer working and seemingly, it responds to keyboard inputs 
> (from the sounds it makes), but since the screen is black, I don't know 
> what's it's doing.
> What's worse, I cannot boot in MacOS, either (neither booting from HD 
> nor CD). So I am completely stuck here.
Hi Lukas

It is likely that during the install you chose display settings that
aren't available ... unless, of course your monitor has died ;)

Try Ctl+Alt+P+R whilst booting - that will reset your PRAM.  You should
then be able to boot into mac OS. Do you know what boot loader you are
using for Debian - quik, bootX or yaboot?



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