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Old 02-18-2002, 10:43 AM   #1
f8tal
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Unhappy Linux on PowerMav 6100/60


i'f been trying to install mklinux on my powermac (ppc) by booting it from cd-rom. problem is to damn computer won't boot from cd-rom. if read that you should hold the "C" key while booting on the keyboard in order to boot from cd-rom. but it doesn't boot!!

any idea's?
 
Old 02-18-2002, 06:49 PM   #2
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I have about as much experience with Macs as most people do with skydiving, but here's a good guess:

On the CD is going to be contained a folder called something along the lines of 'bootdisks' or 'bootimages' or something. There will also be a README in there no doubt that will help you create a floppy to boot the machine to that will then install from the CD. I have to do this a lot on old PCs. You can't just normally copy the file to the floppy as it has to be bootable, therefore you'll have to find/use the program they give you. The windows equivalent is RAWRITE, while the Linux command is dd.

Hope that helps,

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 02-18-2002, 07:12 PM   #3
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You can force most Macs to bypass the internal HDD when booting by holding down Command+Option+Shift+Delete (use "delete", not "del"). That will cause it to skip the boot drive and start scanning SCSI IDs for the next devcice which contains a valid system folder.

I can't recall, but that vintage of machine might not have supported the "C" key boot.

Last edited by DMR; 02-18-2002 at 07:15 PM.
 
Old 03-04-2002, 10:50 PM   #4
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if you havn't already, try the utility, bootx, you boot into the macos (it has a control panel and an extention, which will interupt macos boot and ask if you want linux instead) you should be able to place the kernel in the system folder with the bootx cp in control pannels and bootx extention in extentions, it will give you the option to then select either the root device (once you've installed, which will be told to you once you've finished installing) or to chose a ramdisk image for rescue or installation purposes, and pass aditional args to the kernel, once finished (if properly configured) it will purge macos from ram and boot your linux kernel, once finished, you enter your root device into bootx (which should be something like /dev/hdx or /dev/sdx (x being your root partition's number, although the /dev part should already be irrevokably there) and off you go, hope this helps, cheers. if you have any more questions you can email me, frieza_4@dbzmail.com

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