Re: Problems starting the install...

Gord Busse (
Wed, 28 Jul 1999 11:28:39 -0600

I am using version 1.1.1, the one that I downloaded from the FTP site.

- Gord

>From: Dan Burcaw <>
>To: Yellowdog General <>
>Subject: Re: Problems starting the install...
>Date: Wed, Jul 28, 1999, 4:05 AM

> '
> 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
> Dan
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