Jeffrey Flowers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun, 04 Apr 1999 11:32:45 -0500
I am intending to order Yellowdog Linux on Tuesday or Wednesday and install
it on my iMac (Rev C.). If I order, will the update be on CD or would I have
to download somewthing?
Also, the Yellowdog site says that it's version will run as the sole OS on
the Mac but the PDF manual I downloaded says nothing on how to do it. Would
the tech support for Yellowdog cover this?
>From: Dan Burcaw <email@example.com>
>To: "Kaan O. Erdener" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: iMac install problems
>Date: Sun, Apr 4, 1999, 11:31 AM
> By the way, in case anyone was wondering...
> The problems which Kaan has encountered are due to the fact
> that the installer on the YDL cdrom does NOT have code to detect
> the iMac. This is fixed in the updated version.
> (All other pmacs are identified as "Power Mac" or "Power Macintosh"
> and only the iMac gets called different -- "iMac")
> On Sun, 4 Apr 1999, Kaan O. Erdener wrote:
>> I recently ordered the Champion Server with the intention of installing it
>> on an iMac. The Yellow Dog hardware faq claims that at least the
>> installer is functional on iMacs, "updates available online soon".
>> iMac, rev B
>> virtual memory off (tried on too)
>> vmlinux, ramdisk.tar.gz present and visible
>> Basically, after following the steps, the only way I could get the
>> installer to progress past asking which language to use was if I selected
>> something other than English. If I used "English", the installer
>> immediately bails out and blames it on an error of type 11. I instead
>> attempted to install a Turkish linux, and after several error messages
>> that the necessary files weren't available, the installer defaulted to an
>> English install and merrily allowed me to progress. However, I
>> encountered the same error of type 11 during the package installation.
>> What's going on? Has anyone else encountered this problem?
>> Perhaps I've overlooked something but would be most appreciative of any
>> tips or suggestions you might have as to what the error 11 results from,
>> including giving up until Yellow Dog gets the job done properly.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> NAME: Kaan Erdener
>> PHONE: 512-431-7870
>> EMAIL: email@example.com
>> INTERNET: http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/kaan
>> "The most beautiful thing in life is to have goals. Without goals you
>> lose your desire to react, to do something good." -- Marco Pantani
> Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
> email: firstname.lastname@example.org
> website: http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/
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