Re: First time installer.

Subject: Re: First time installer.
From: Christopher F. Baum (
Date: Wed Sep 01 1999 - 11:19:15 MDT

This worked for me on a BnW last week. It is covered in the last pages of
the 1.1 install guide (pdf format) on the YDL site.


--On Wed, Sep 1, 1999 1:06 PM -0400 Mike Beattie <>

> John,
> I just tried to install YD Linux on my new G3 the other day. I ran into
> the same problem. As it turns out, the hard drives in the rev2 Power Mac
> G3s aren't completely compatible with YD Linux. You need to specify the
> following arguments in BootX:
> hda=noautotune hdb=noautotune
> I also ran into the problem of needing to download a new kernel from the
> Yellow Dog FTP site. Since you just received the CD, this may not be an
> issue, but if you do run into further trouble you might try downloading an
> updated "vmlinux" file.
> On 9/1/99 8:07 AM -0500 John Olson! <> wrote:
>> hey everybody-
>> I just recieved my copy of YellowDog Linux in the mail this
>> morning and I'm trying to install it but it's not working. I have a new
>> B/W I partioned my drive installed the MacOS and the BootX stuff. When
>> I boot into linux from the ramdisk i get this message,
>> Kernel Panic: kernel stack overflow
>> In interupt handler - not syncing
>> Rebooting in 180 seconds
>> What is going wrong?
> --Until next time.
> Mike Beattie

Kit Baum

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