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Old 01-16-2004, 10:39 PM   #1
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Unhappy linux install on g3 mini tower

i have a g3/335 mini tower running os 9.2.2
i have bootx installed and have unsuccessfully
tried to install two distro's

yellow dog linux 3.0.1 gives me this error in the disk partioning screen:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/anaconda/", line 634, in nextClicked
File "/usr/anaconda/", line 150, in gotoNext
File "/usr/anaconda/", line 215, in moveStep
rc =3D apply (func, self.bindArgs(args))
File "/usr/anaconda/", line 57, in =20
File "/usr/anaconda/", line 114, in setFromDisk
ptype =3D =20
File "/usr/anaconda/", line 61, in fileSystemTypeGet
return fileSystemTypes[key]
Key error:foreign

and Mandrake 9.x wont recognize my factory/ internal ide cdrom drive
i would need some help here !!!

P.S. I have successfully installed mandrake on a pc here but want to get it on my mac.

again thanx
Old 01-17-2004, 11:37 AM   #2
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Have you tried running a text install, try that first. next if that still gives you an error, try opening a shell from inside the installer. and running fdisk yourself. it sounds like yellowdog is having issues with the gui partitioning utility. May I make one other suggestiong as well you could also try running Debian the PPC port. I ran mandrake and linuxppc on my older ppc and linuxppc was pretty good, too bad they went out of business, mandrake was slow. And Yellowdog wouldn't install at all. Debian installed the first time and the only issue I had with it was which driver to use for my NIC. But since the current version of debian has no autodetect on install, what you can do, is once the base install is done, when you configure the system and choose your software add a utility called discover, it recognizes almost any hardware and will automatically configure the hardware for you. when debian installs it I believe it lets discover run at boot time so whatever modules you need are already loaded. No matter what good luck! Linux brought back life to my old ppc box may it do the same for you.
Old 01-18-2004, 02:16 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply i have to have a friend download it for me because i dont have a
broadband connection.i did try the text installer but it always hung at the type of install
screen .


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