Subject: Re: champion 1.1 7200/120 no install
From: Sam Rae (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jan 20 2000 - 20:43:53 MST
Thanks Dan, I'll give that a go.
> I heard from someone that MacOS pdisk is broken. I'd try the installer
>> I actually did my partitioning in the MacOS with pdisk. Is this a bad way to
>> do it? Should I be doing it in the installer instead?
>>> From: Dennis Moser <email@example.com>
>>> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>>> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 21:14:58 -0600
>>> To: email@example.com
>>> Subject: Re: champion 1.1 7200/120 no install
>>> Couple of comments here, since it is of immediate interest:
>>> In the past week I have done no less than four install of YDL CS 1.1, on
>>> both an 8500(was a 233, as of tonight it's a 445 G3 Dragon!!! Got my G3
>>> card, oh yeah!) and on a 7200/75.
>>> More specifics: the 7200 is 7200/75 144Mb/1.2Gb + 2.0Gb. The Linux is goes
>>> on the 2Gb drive. I have installed CS 1.1 on this latter machine three
>>> times: 1. From a CD I burned myself from the ISO image on line ( I then
>>> used the same CD to install CS 1.1 on 8500 with a FULL install) 2. With an
>>> FTP install (this WAS painfull!!!!!), and finally 3. from "official" YDL
>>> CDs that just arrived this week from Terra. This last one went VERY
>>> smoothly and has been stable since the install (http://gwagen.disas.org).
>>> My disks didn't seemed to be reversed...(Source was Source and Install was
>>> For what it's worth, the manual could stand to have a little bit of
>>> explanation about the disk formatting and its implications later on in the
>>> install. The first time you go through and use fdisk you have to back out
>>> as far as you can and RESTART THE MAC so that your partitions will be
>>> recognized. Can't tell you many times I didn't do that and it came back to
>>> bite me later. If you aren't doing that, Sam, you might want to try. Can't
>>> remember who pointed this little trick out to me, but I'm sharing here as
>>> means of public thank-you. And it doesn't hurt to totally blow away the old
>>> Linux partitions with fdisk when you go to install again. Just make sure to
>>> back out and reboot.
>>> Be sure and do ALL your Linux launching from the BootX AFTER the Mac OS has
>>> finished loading. What with the Very Fine Video capabilities of the 7200, I
>>> found this to be the most stable way to do it (Gosh, I can see what it's
>>> doing! No blind typing!).
>>> So why did I do three installs on this machine? Well, the first one had
>>> some glitches that I couldn't account for, so I tried the second install
>>> via ftp. That actually failed about mid way through, leaving me with a
>>> "dead" drive (it wasn't really dead, just a half-installed,
>>> Linux-partitioned useless drive!). Turns out that my CD drive was dying,
>>> which caused the minor glitches in the first install. I pulled the drive,
>>> pulled the Toshiba drive out of my external, put it in the 7200 and used
>>> the newly-arrived CDs from Terra.
>>> Now if I could only get X to run...8-)...thank heavens for webmin
>>> (http://www.webmin.com)! I can telnet in and I can do web-based admin of
>>> the box without X. Not totatlly convinced that I want to use X on the 7200
>>> any way.
>>> Hope this helps a little.
>>> Dennis Moser
>>>> Did you try the Source CD?
>>>> Like I said, the labels may have been swapped.
>>>> Also, are you sure no LinuxPPC cruft is on your system from a previous
>>>>>> If you bought the cds recently, verify which disk the install files are
>>>>>> on. One of our recent cd batches had the cd labels reversed so the Source
>>>>>> cd is actually the Install cd in that case.
>>>>>>> I'M doing the install from teh cD. I'm following step by step
>>>>>>> installation as in the booklet.
>>> "That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time"
>>> --John Stuart Mill (1806-73)
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