I'm trying to install SUSE PPC v7.1 on the latest apple 500mhz G3 ibook as a dual boot system. After creating the 4 partitions, I did the following:
1) reinstalled MacOS 9.1 in the first partition
2) copied the suseboot folder to the second partition
3) created the swap partition in the third partition
4) installed Linux on the fourth partition, and played with it for a while. :)
This is the first Mac I've had, and I have no idea what the statement on page 89 means:
"First start up MacOS and drag the folder suseboot from the first CD onto the Linux Boot Volume and mark this in the control field 'Startup Volume' as active."
I copied the suseboot folder, but what is a control field, and how do I mark it as active?
Also, Linux doesn't recognize my network interface card, or the sound card.
I apologize for the inconvenience.
Mads Martin Joergensen, http://mmj.dk
"Why make things difficult, when it is possible to make them cryptic and
totally illogic, with just a little bit more effort."
-- A. P. J.
I'm on 7.1 using kernel 2.4.2 on a TiBook. This configuration is stock and
should include the PCMCIA drivers, but I'm getting the following during the
PCMCIA: using schem: SuSE
modprobe: Can't locate module i82365
modprobe: Can't locate module i82365
/lib/modules/2.4.2/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o: init_module: Operation not
/lib/modules/2.4.2/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/ds.o: insmod ds failed
cardmgr: starting, version is 3.1.22
PCMCIA: cardmanager is running
cardmgr: no pcmcia driver in /proc/devices
a review of the contents of /proc/devices reveals that there is in fact
nothing about pcmcia. At this stage I've exhausted my limited
expertise. Can anyone offer a suggestion? thanks very much
Spoilage warning: Maybe this has come up before. I can hardly believe this
issue has not been adressed before. If so, feel free to ignore.
I am currently using Linux on several x86 machines (server, scada systems,
workstations, etc) and just recently on an Apple Powerbook G3 Pismo. I have
had quite some experience with Linux on Intel machines, but as an old mac
fanatic, I just had to try this! And then my Powerbook caught fire...
Since I need to keep my kernel version up-to-date , I always try to keep up
to the latest release, often even the development kernels. And here comes
the sad bit: No problem on those Intel machines, but I have definitely been
wasting too much CPU time trying to compile the _official_ kernel sources
from Linus and running into issues time and again. Even the default
configure runs into errors. This bugs me. Really.
I am in awe of Paul, Ben, Cort and many others who do a fantastic job in
supplying us with suitable sources for _our_ machines. But this question
comes to mind: Why don´t their changes make it into the official tree? Lack
of communication? Dumped into the bitbucket by (I know he hates big patches)
Linus or Alan? Political issues? Whatsoever.
Anyway, how it got there seems absolutely secondary to me: What is more
important now, is how these things can be handled in the future and prevent
PPC users from having to dig the net for decent kernel sources. I want my
One more thing. Congratulations to the SuSE PPC mailinglist. The support is
tremendous, quick response from SuSE always guaranteed (Thanks: Olaf, Matze)
and the quality of the posted articles is (almost always) amazing. Rock On!
Visual Systems GmbH
"Sundays kill more men than bombs." (Charles Bukowski)
OK. I give up. I've repeatedly tried downloading the KDE 2.1.1 update
for SuSE 7.1 (which came with KDE 2.01) and it breaks partway through
certain long files every time. After two days of trying every mirror
site I can find, I'm throwing in the towel.
Has somebody in this group downloaded and saved the KDE 2.1.1 update?
Could you please mail me a CD with it? I'll happily reimburse you, of
course. I'm using a 56 kbps modem and it's a slow process, even when it
This may be a "Catch-22" phenomenon, where KDE 2.01 is flawed and
won't download its replacement; there are certainly plenty of other bugs
in 2.01, which is the reason I'm anxious to upgrade.
-- Tom Dove
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I've been having to boot off the CD since I installed this, no matter what
I do. Let me run it down and maybe someone can help me.
1. Stock TiBook and normal SuSE 7.1 for PPC installation. I can boot to
linux or Mac OS as long as I boot from their CD's.
2. Booting with no CD yields the following message:
DEFAULT CATCH!, code=method <draw-rectangle> not found;
3. Does Suse require both yaboot.conf and lilo.conf? The manual seems to
indicate this, but LinuxPPC only needs yaboot.conf
4. I've gotten some sample yaboot.conf files from kind folks but it
doesn't seem to help. With the Linux CD in the drive I get the 'boot'
prompt where I can specify the type and path, which works, but also seems
to ignore yaboot.conf and lilo.conf as far as I can see.
I would really like to start using Ben's updated kernel, which I've
compiled and put in place, but I'm really getting stuck on this. Any help
would be greatly appreciated. We're trying to port some of our stuff to
PPC and this is the only PPC machine we have at the moment.
I am having a real struggle getting ethernet running with Suse Linux 7.1
on my Pismo. On LinuxPPC 2000 it took me five minutes.
Question: What type of ethernet-card should I choose in
Yast -> System Adm. -> Integrate hardware into system -> Configure network
- Apple onboard Ethernet mace
- Apple onboard Ethernet bmac
- Apple onboard Ethernet gmac
The MacOS has a facility under the Energy Saver CP which allows the
machine to restart automatically after a power failure. I believe
this sets a parameter in the machines PRAM. Is there a way to
configure this setting in SuSE PPC?