Re: Problems starting the install...

Stephen Edie (
Wed, 28 Jul 1999 11:36:59 -0600


Your kernel copy may be corrupted. Try re-downloading it and be certain
that you are transfering in binary mode. (Fetch tends to use 'ascii' mode
even with the 'automatic' option checked)


>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
>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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