I got some problems (disk access denied, bus errors,...) that led me to
go into single user mode and fsck my partitions. I noticed then that
there were some directories created in the tmp directory, called "dev"
and "etc", and one file in the / directory called "success" with 0
length. At reboot, these files disapeared. Does anybody know if this
could be a sign of a hacked computer ? I mean could someone have
installed a rootkit or some such ?
I'm not paranoid but this indeed seems strange.
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I'm having a strange problem with dhclient. First off, I'm running SuSE 7.3
on a B&W G3 400, and I've run the latest online update.
The problem is this: at seemingly random intervals (anywhere from twenty
minutes to several hours), my computer will lose its ability to resolve
URL's. I think it has something to do with dhclient, since running
"rcdhclient restart" as root seems to fix things right up, at least until the
next time it loses it.
This doesn't happen when I'm booted into MacOS, so I don't think it's a
problem with my connection or my hardware.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty,
and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life -- so I became a
scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."
-- Matt Cartmill
I am attempting to install SuSE Linux 7.3 PowerPC Edition on an RS/6000 7025
F50 using a terminal connected to the first serial port.
I have tried several distributions and kernels and the closest I have come
to installation has been using the following binaries
1) Wrote these files to CDROM and renamed them to ZIMAGE
2) Press "8" after the "keyboard" check is displayed on the screen to enter
the open firmware
3) I have tried the following commands and several combinations with the
Try 1) boot cdrom:,\ZIMAGE
Try 2) boot cdrom:,\ZIMAGE console=ttyS0,9660n8
4) My terminal is set accordingly with vt100 emulation (I have also tried
5) Kernel begins to boot without any problems. Kernel boot messages scroll
very quickly but I am not able to see any obvious issues.
6) After the following message the display begins to move VERY slowly.
Approximately 20 character bursts every couple of minutes.
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem)
Moving into tmpfs...done
Ramdisk memory successfully freed
>>> SuSE installation program v1.2 (c)
7) After an hour or so it will finish the initial hardware detection which
prints to the screen at the same rate stated on #6. If left alone for
several hours I am eventually greeted with the YaST1 screen to choose a
This is the closest I have come with any distribution to an installation but
with the speed the terminal goes it takes a half hour to refresh a screen
and it is impossible to use the system. Any ideas or suggestions on how to
complete a successful install would be appreciated.
1) I have also tried the following binary
2) with the following command to the Open Firmware
boot cdrom:,\ZIMAGE console=ttyS0,9660n8 root=/dev/fd0 load_ramdisk=1
3) when prompted to insert the ramdisk in the floppy drive. I do so with a
ramdisk I have created using rawrite
I then receive the error unable to open device "fd0" please specify a
correct device with using "root="
Did anyone manage to successfully boot Linux on an RS/6000 43p 140 ?
I tried using ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/7.1/unsorted/prep/43p_140/zImage.140.chrp
and followed the instructions in the German SuSE manual (ie copied the image to an MS-DOS
formatted floppy disk, renaming the image to "zimage" there).
At the OpenFirmware prompt I typed
boot floppy:,zimage root=/dev/fd0 load_ramdisk=1 fake_initrd
I also tried using ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/ppc/kernel/BETA/deflt/zImage.prep
and followed the instructions on http://sdb.suse.de/de/sdb/html/olh_ppc_43p140.html
(ie copied the image as a raw disk image using dd).
At the OpenFirmware prompt I typed
In BOTH cases, the symptoms are identical:
The floppy is read (takes half a minute or so).
The OpenFirmware cursor moves to the next line or the line after that.
The system freezes (or reboots after a long time).
(None of the IPL or memory messages ever appear.)
So obviously, none of these approaches works for me.
What is the difference between the images copied as raw disk images and those copied
as files on an MS-DOS disk?
Which approach is *supposed* to work? Both are declared as solutions for 140 43p.
BTW: The firmware version of the machine I tried this on is TIG97251.
Thanks in advance for any hints or solutions.
I have a PowerBook G3 and a Farallon SkyLine 11MB Wireless card. I'm
running SUSE 7.3 on it. I'd like to connect to the WLAN. Has anyone
accomplihed this and could you point me in the right direction to get
this to work!
Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks in Advance!
Are there any others getting Apache child processes seg faulting when attempting to
POST a form?
It must be something ppc specific, since none of my friends seem to have problems with
x86. I think I remember a message about this on this list.
who has experience in Linux for PowerPC on 603e and/or POWER3 processors?
I am interested in performance values of these processors.
I think, 604e is 32 bit and POWER3 is 64 bit.
1. What does the kernel on a POWER3 processor? Does it run in 64 bit mode?
2. In 32 bit mode, is there a great difference between the two processoes?
I want to install SuSE 7.3 PPC on IBM RS/6000 7248.
Boot- and RAM-Disk Floppys work fine. I try to install via NFS.
Neither yast1 nor yast2 would start. Afer drawing the process bar to 100% I
get a message box:
The installation was not completed successfully
On console 3 I can read:
yast1 return code is 32512 (errno = 2)
I want to install SuSE Linux PPC 7.3 in a Firewire hard drive connected to
my iBook (Dual USB). My iBook has only OS 9 and OS X.
I found an article in the knowledge base at
The article says I need to modify my /etc/modules.conf and add lines:
pre-install ohci1394 modprobe ieee1394
pre-install sdp2 modprobe ohci1394
My question is how I do this when you boot from the installation CD. Booting
from CD takes me directly to YaBoot and have no chance to modify the
I would appreciate your help.
I'm trying to upgrade my 7.3 installation of JAVA to at least 1.3.1.
Currently "java -version" gives 1.1.8. I I installed what I thought
was version 2 of JAVA but it hasn't changed anything. What have I
missed. I'm developing JAVA apps on OS X using JBuilder 6. None of
these will currently run in my Linux installation.
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