Re: More Powerbook install problems

Dan Burcaw (
Tue, 6 Apr 1999 19:03:50 -0600 (MDT)


Our mirrors have not sync'd up and and grabbed the new ramdisk.
Please try downloading that file later this evening (verify that it's
newer then April 4th)

On Tue, 6 Apr 1999, perry wrote:

> I downloaded the updcd_ramdisk.image.gz file, dropped it in place and
> renamed it, and i've been able to get through about 90% of the install
> procedure. but now the installer is crashing when i hit ok on the
> authconfig 1.2 screen, with a variety of settings. i haven't tried too many
> combos, because it takes a full reinstall each time just to get to that
> point. The installer is giving me the same error i was getting yesterday
> with the other crash i experienced:
> "Install Exited Abnormally -- received Signal 11"
> Linux appears to be there, and since i know the root partition is at hda8,
> i can just set that in bootX and get as far as a login prompt. but it won't
> accept the password i filled in during install. i assume that the password
> was never written to the disk due to the installer crash.
> so, is there a way to get around this login situation? i'm pretty confident
> i can get everything set up the way i want it once i'm in, but right now i
> have no idea how to get that far...
> thanks,
> -perry
> PB G3/300/192 w/Champion Server 1.0


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