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Old 05-27-2007, 08:04 PM   #1
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"out of scan range" error when attempting to install etch on mac mini (ppc)


Hi, all -

I'm trying to install Etch on a mac mini (ppc, not x86) that I "inherited"; it currently has OS X on it. I've got the Debian DVDs and can boot off of them, no problem (I hold down "C" while booting which causes the mini to boot from the CD/DVD instead of the hard drive). Machine works; the reason for the change-over is that I like Linux a lot better than I do OS X.

I get a blurb of text that pretty much directs me to type "install" or "expert". The problem is that, whenever I do so, every monitor I've hooked up to the unit reports "out of scan range".

I'm guessing that I need to pass hsync / vsync to the kernel, somehow; can anyone tell me if that's correct, or if there's something else I need to do? My background is RedHat/Fedora on primarily x86 hardware, so I'm more than a little in the dark here.

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Larry (HowDoIProgramIt)
 
Old 05-27-2007, 08:19 PM   #2
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try installing in text mode, and if debian does not work out try Slackintosh
 
Old 05-27-2007, 09:15 PM   #3
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try installing in text mode, and if debian does not work out try Slackintosh
Man, I love it when they change things ;(
"linux text" is no longer an option; but, "install" (or "expert") w "ofonly" seems to work ok. So far.

Thx for the other link; I'm after Debian specifically though for this project (long story).

So they finally got a graphical installer working, but there's no way to use the damned thing? That's just brilliant...

- Larry
 
  


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