Re: Install Problems on a 6400

Dan Burcaw (
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 13:59:07 -0600 (MDT)

Again, the updcd_ramdisk.image.gz should fix all the weird problems that
occured due to what packages were selected. Apparently, some of the
installer problems were caused by a problem with the "strip" binary.

The install binary and some of the shared libraries get stripped in for
space reasons.

Anyway, so try the update and let me know of any problems with it.

On Mon, 12 Apr 1999, Raymond Cote wrote:

> Robert,
> Did you use the default selection of packages, or did you select additional packages.
> I've had the same problem installing on a 4400. I'm not quite sure which package causes the problem, but if I install only the packages selected by default I get beyond this mouse problem.
> Ray
> >Hi,
> >I just got my copy of YellowDog and tried to install it last night.
> >Unfortunately it didn't quite work.
> >
> >I am running a Performa 6400 with 48 megs of Ram and an ATI XclaimVR Video
> >Card with 4 Megs of Ram.
> >
> >Well here is what happened.
> >I used fdisk (pdisk) to format my drive. The first 4 partitions were left
> >untouched.
> >I set up 4 partitions:
> >root-100MB
> >usr-300MB
> >home-380MB
> >swap- 82MB
> >
> >Then I began the install process and it went smoothly until after it got
> >done checking for overlapping files. The screen flashed "error during
> >configure mouse". I am using a standard apple mouse and keyboard. It asked
> >to go to Previous, Retry or Menu.
> >
> >Previous didn't work neither did Retry. I was forced to go to the Menu
> >screen (figure 7.3 in the install manual)
> >
> >I tried skipping the mouse but nothing else worked either.
> >I tried using the newest ramdisk.image.gz file and that helped a little. I
> >was able to install copy al the files over before I got the Mouse Error
> >Message. I also uninstalled my Video Board but that didn't help.
> >
> >What am I doing wrong and are there any special tricks for installing on the
> >6400?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Robert
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> Raymond Cote, President Appropriate Solutions, Inc.
> 603.924.6079(v) POB 458, Peterborough, NH 03458 603.924.8668(f)


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