Re: Problems starting the install...

Dan Burcaw (
Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:05:50 -0600 (MDT)

What version of BootX are you using?

> Ok, so I would like to try the FTP install or Champion 1.1 Server. I have
> downloaded everything in the install directory, I have placed the "Bootxapp
> panel in my control panels, I have placed the Bootx extension in my
> extensions folder, I have placed the ramdisk and vmlinux files in my system
> folder.
> Then, when launching Bootxapp, I have Use Ramdisk ON and No Video Driver
> OFF. In the kernel args I have "video=atyfb:vmode:17" and of couse the
> vmlinux kernel file is selected in the kernel popup. Oh, and the root device
> is blank as I am booting from the ramdisk.
> I have a Revision A iMac 233 with 160MB Ram and 6MB VRam in my little Rage
> IIc. I am running Mac OS 8.6. I have tried with LinuxPPC 1999 and it seems
> to boot fine, but I would really rather try out YellowDog as I have heard
> some great things about it as far as iMac support and other things.
> When I click on the "Linux" button to boot into the installer, my mouse
> pointer disappears and then a moment later the system freezes. It does not
> clear the screen, I don't see the familiar penguin logo, nothing happens and
> I have to force reboot with my paper clip (argh) ;-).
> Anyways, can someone help me out? Is there something I did wrong or is there
> a different kernel file or ramdisk file I should be using? I am just using
> the one found in the install folder on the ftp site.
> Thanx very much!
> Gord Busse


Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.

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