Re: G4-400mHz PowerBook install problems.

Subject: Re: G4-400mHz PowerBook install problems.
From: Darren Graham (
Date: Mon Mar 05 2001 - 01:35:41 MST

I have a had similar problem caused by the 1GB RAM I had installed, when I
reduced it to 512MB YDL booted fine.
How much RAM do you have installed?

At 23:40 02/03/01 -0500, you wrote:
>This evening I attempted to install Yellow Dog Linux Champion Server
>release 1.2.1. I went about partitioning my systems as follows (w/ Mac OS
>9.1's Drive Setup, version 2.0.3)
>1. 2G HFS+ partition for Mac OS X
>2. 2G HFS partition (I was going to use for Mac OS X.. i wanna see what
>its like.. but don't worry i love linux ;)
>3. 100MB HFS partition which i wanted to use for yaboot
>4. 2G AIX/Root (ext2) partition for linux
>5. 128mb AIX/Swap (swap) partition for linux
>6. 2G HFS partitions for file sharing and later partition mapping
>7. 2G HFS partitions "
>I completed my install of Mac OS 9.1 on the HFS+ partition. After that I
>inserted my YDL cd and rebooted while holding down the 'c' key. Upon boot
>a black screen appeared showing the following:
>Welcome to Linux, kernel 2.2.17-0.6.1
>started at : 0x01000000
>linked at : 0xc0000000
>frame buffer at : 0xa6008000 (phys), 0xa6008000 (log)
>MSR : 0x00003030
>MID0 : 0x8014c0a4
>booting ...
>I then sat and waited... and nothing happened, not a sound was made. I'm
>wondering what I did wrong? Must I install yaboot into a HFS partition
>first? Or is my current partitioning schema possibly causing my problem?
>If anyone has some insight on what might be wrong I would appreciated some
>feedback. Btw.. this is the first time I'm attempting to install
>PPC/Linux w/ this cd.. hopefully I don't have a dud.. and unfortunately I
>can't test the cd until Monday @ work.
>mike hanulec
>aol im: hanulec EFnet irc: hanulec

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