Re: rev a imac

Dan Burcaw (
Wed, 14 Apr 1999 15:59:58 -0600 (MDT)

> I was having problems getting X to work so I decided to do a clean
> install and see if i could isolate the problem.
> now the install doesn't work.
> using the updated ramdisk and the kernel off of the cd i cannot get the
> install to complete. it hangs when it is installing packages. I know
> something is wrong because the cd spools down and nothing happens for
> several minutes. Everytime i do the install i check for bad blocks and
> reformat the linux partition (dev/hda8). Anybody else have this problem
> or is my hard drive hosed.

This is strange.. on our iMac I noticed that in YDL, and in MacOS the
cdrom spins down when it's not supposed to. If I were you, I'd try
installing again (or a few times).. I get the feeling those iMac cdrom
drives aren't the greatest.

> j.


Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.

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