Re: Dual G4 ("blue light") install issues

Subject: Re: Dual G4 ("blue light") install issues
From: Bryan Stillwell (
Date: Wed Jan 17 2001 - 17:56:44 MST

Try booting from within Open Firmware and see if that helps.

At the OF prompt just type: boot cd:,\\:tbxi

It should boot with the 2.2.17 if I remember correctly, but you may
experience problems with the networking card. If that's the case,
download the new kernel from and install it.


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On Wed, Jan 17, 2001 at 04:40:36PM -0800, Dennis Morrison wrote: >hi..I just joined the list as a last resort effort to get YDL to >install on my dual 500mhz G4. > >I've tried it all. Here's my specs followed by the history of what >I've tried.. > >OS: 9.0.4 >Processor: dual 500mhz G4 >RAM: 512MB >Misc: SCSI card for a tape backup system (turned off when attempting installs) > >History: > >I downloaded the YDL 1.2.1 CS ISO image awhile ago. Put the CD in >the drive, rebooted, held down "c" and got to a plain white screen. >No text, as others have been reporting..but not only that, if I wait >for the installer to load..It never loads. it will sit at this >screen indefinitely until I reboot. > >OK, so I did some searching and came across some information about >booting the installer from a HFS partition. Same results. > >Upgraded to OS9.1 the other day..and thought "hey, lets see what happens now!" > >In situations where something doesn't work at all, it's always nice >to see some "success" measured by changing results. The results >changed, somewhat. > >Instead of a completely white screen, I have the top quarter of it >white and the rest black. > >Installer does not boot. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. > >Does anyone have any insight...Or better yet, ever heard of such >craziness? :) I put the CD in any other machine in my office (PB >500, G4 400, etc) and it works as advertised. > >TIA, >Dennis

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