Can I have SuSE 7.3 coexist with the current MacOSes on a WallStreet II?
It's an "Old World" powerbook, so I can't use a yaboot-based bootloader.
Would BootX 1.2.2 work? Or is there something else SuSE installer does?
Also: Mac X needs to be in the first 8 gig of any drive on this powerbook.
Is the same true of linux? If I can have all three, is there an enforced
order -- on a 48 gig drive?
I am considering getting a new IBM travelstar 48 gig drive, and 512 meg
RAM as 2 new Trans Intl low-profile memory modules. Then partition the HD
with Apple's utility into HFS+ partitions for the Mac OSes, maybe add
swap for MacOs X, and a "safe" HFS partion for moving stuff between SuSE
and MacOSes. Then I plan to leave the rest for unix to partition and for
data. And then put SuSE on it using the SuSE .hqx installer over ftp.
The (old?) article about BootX in SuSE the Software Database says
I can't use BootX with Mac Os > 9.0.0, but after 9.2.2 was released
a MacSlash user referenced in passing using BootX, this October.
Still, BootX has not changed since April 2000 -- version 1.2.2.
The only triple boot article in SDB seems to be in terms of yaboot changes,
and features putting MacOs on UFS, not HFS+. I'd rather keep it on HFS+ for
desktop transparency between the two two Macs. I hope the support in the
linux kernel will happen eventaully for HFS+.
I am most worried about stable and hfs-noncorrupting bootloading on this
Finally, I am curious about the 2001 Sonnet Crescendo 500 MHz G3/WS CPU
upgrade for this powerbook, for the triple boot config I mention.
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Although the thing I´am interested in is somewhat multimedia stuff,
it depends totaly of the PPC behaviour, and therefore I think belongs
to be questioned here.
Please don´t blame me if you don´t think so..
At the Moment I use Suse7.1, soon 7.3.
I would like to escape from Mac proprietary PCI Hardware, and I did
not find yet an Answer to this question:
Would PCI Stuff work under Linux in my PPC when it is prooved (eg by
Suse Hardware database) to work under Linux on an Intel System?
e.g. a TV card with videotext and audio/video capturing features.. ?
(the only card available (in Europe) for PPC seems to be the Formac
ProTV, with very poor Video Performance and bad (scratchy) audio
features, I owned that thing and I am giving it back to my dealer)
or (since the new Powermacs come without a Sound in connector) a Card
with Sound Input?
Hi, i would like to know if someone did install the suse 7.3 (PPC) on a g4
titanium; and in this case which are the good advices that could be useful?
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Crypto Design Center (CDC) Technology R&D.
Is it supported?
I used yast2 to add the netatalk package, then did a ./atalk start
from the /etc/init.d/ library and got a segmentation fault. Do I
need to do anything else, I have searched the net for netatalk and
suse and found that the sbin is now init.d (due to standards) and I
am now slightly at a loss.
I purchased the PPC version of Suse 7.3 tried to install it on a Powerbook Wallstreet G3
and I have difficulties for the generation of the XF86Config file. The
system generates a wrong XF86Config file that doesn't work.
I had this problem earlier on my version of LinuxPPC and solved it with
a config file tuned by someone a long time ago. This doesn't seem to work
I used some kernel arguments in Bootx like
and tweaked the XF86Config file as I could but no way...
Does someone have a solution ?
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