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Old 07-05-2005, 11:20 PM   #1
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233 mhz wallstreet mac laptop mandrake 10.1 install freeze


I have a wallstreet 233 mhz laptop, and while installing mandrake 10.1 for ppc, it freezes at a screen with an icon in the corner of a black screen. the icon is a star with a little blue swish next to it. has anyone had this happen to them or have any suggestions? any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 01:08 AM   #2
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I would suggest you install in text mode. Not sure the machine (unless I am mistaken) can cope with graphical mode.
Just press F1 instead of Enter at the first screen. This will take yuou to a further options screen.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 02:16 AM   #3
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ok thanks
 
Old 07-06-2005, 02:20 AM   #4
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i couldn't figure out where to press f1 instead of enter, there's no place to press enter.

i followed some instructions on a site,and put in some kernel arguments. (root=/dev/ram3 install-text automatic=method:cdrom) i can get partway into the installation in graphical mode, and then it locked up at a screen that says: "installing driver for disk/ide|scsi|hardware_raid|firewire card mesh". everything just sits there until i do a force reboot. again, any suggestions?
 
Old 07-06-2005, 02:36 AM   #5
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have you ever installed Linux on this mac before? Maybe give Ubuntu or Fedora a shot too just to see if it is actually a problem with the notebook or with Mandrake.

Also, when you first boot from the CD, if I remember correctly, it boots a little bit different than most Linux distros. It has a menu, right? Try F1 there
 
Old 07-06-2005, 01:21 PM   #6
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Yeah, i've installed yellow dog and a suse beta, but i didn't like them that much.
also, i can't boot directly from the cd, i have to use bootx. (old world mac)
 
Old 07-07-2005, 11:42 AM   #7
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You'd hit "F1" at the boot prompt for the CD. Same place you typed in the kernel arguments.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 03:48 PM   #8
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when i press f1 at the bootloader nothing happens. it's probably because i'm using bootx.bootx
 
Old 07-07-2005, 04:32 PM   #9
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You might be right there. Normally you'd type "text" at the CD's boot prompt, but I'll try and take a look at the mac bootloader if I get a chance.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 05:11 PM   #10
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i'm not booted from the cd. old world macs can't boot from any cd's except mac os cd's up to 10.2. to install linux i have to use an in-mac os 9 bootloader (bootx)
 
  


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