Re: Difficulty installing YDL on BW G3

Dan Burcaw (
Sat, 24 Apr 1999 15:58:02 -0600 (MDT)

You need to ungzip the vmlinux.gz. We provide a gzip'd copy for smaller
downloads. But in order for that kernel to work you need to ungzip it.
There are several Mac programs that can uncompress the gzip format.

On Sat, 24 Apr 1999, Andrew Elliston wrote:

> Hey,
> I'm a complete newbie to Linux, but have wanted to get my feet wet for
> awhile now. With YDL's implementation of the kernel that allows BW G3 owners
> to use Linux, I can finally do that.
> Here's the problem: I have copied the necessary BootX items to my system
> folder. I have copied ramdisk.image.gz and vmlinux.gz to my system folder.
> One of my drives is reformatted with 500MB and 1000MB unallocated
> partitions.
> After doing all of this, I restarted my Mac. During the boot process, BootX
> complained that it couldn't find an appropriate kernel. When the boot
> process had finished, running BootX App from the MacOS reports the same
> error.
> Error, could not find a suitable kernel file (#0)
> BootX.c, line 865
> Because people have succeeded with this install, I must be missing something
> blatant. Any tips?
> Also, how or when would I use the patches that YDL provides?
> Thanks,
> Andrew


Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.

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