I believe you'll have to put a copy of the kernel in the folder on the mac partition so bootx will see it.
I'm trying to get a distro to install on my Powermac 9600/200MP. I've tried to get Yellow Dog 2.3 (because it's a single disc, Debian, even Ubuntu to install, but everytime I get a blank screen and then the mac reboots. That happens consitently with all distros, with the "No Video Driver" option in BootX unselected.
In all three distros, if I select the "No video driver" option in BootX I get the little penguin in the topleft, although in strange colours, but nothing else. Then the computer reboots after a bit. The only difference is the text install for Yellow Dog actually displys the Penguin and the regular boot messages, but only gets so far in booting then says it can't find bash and reboots. Yes I am using the ramdisks from the cd.
Is there something I need to do, possibly with Boot Paramaters on this mac? I really want to get a distro installed.
I have a DB-15 to VGA adapter and Mac OS 9.1 on a small second partition, running at 1024x768.
This is my first time using a PowerMac and trying to install Linux on one.