Install problems on Ti Powerbook g4

Subject: Install problems on Ti Powerbook g4
From: William K. Gibson (
Date: Tue Mar 06 2001 - 14:13:36 MST

Hey, just got a new Titanium Powerbook G4 (yay) but I cannot get YDL to
install on it. I decided to try it via ftp so I'm not using the CDs. I'm
using yaboot from a partition and I think I have the latest ramdisk.image.gz
and vmlinux files (March of 2000?) gathered from the yellowdog ftp site.

Anyhoo, booting as install-novideo gets the installer up and running except
for the following issues.

1- the partition checks during the boot complain about "lost interrupt" on
every partition of hda and hdc. I don't know what that means.

2- Once the installer welcome screen is up the keyboard refuses to function.
I cannot go any further because I can't hit return for the OK button. It
just won't work. No keys will do anything. Tried using a USB keyboard too,
but that did nothing as well.

Anyway, am I using the wrong ramdisk or vmlinux file? Has this been an issue
for G4 powerbooks before? I can't find any FAQ info on it.

--William K. Gibson
1stDesk Systems

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