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 am having he same problem as Ryan trying to install SuSE 7.3 via FTP
on a PowerPC 8500. I followed the same instructions and get the same
message. After the initial startup the installer searches for hardware,
then it stops forever with the message
"Searching for infofile...."
Again the installation never continues
Ryan, did you ever figure it out?
If anyone else knows this would be a great help.
--Copy of previous found message below--
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 23:13:05 -0500
From: "Ryan D. Evans" <rdevans(a)nc.rr.com>
Subject: [suse-ppc] Installation trouble:
I'm trying to install SuSE 7.3 via FTP. I'm installing on a PowerPC /
degenerate times, / cherry blossoms everywhere!" --Kobayashi Issa
I'm trying to install SuSE 7.3 via FTP. I'm installing on a PowerPC 7500
with G3 upgrade card, Mac OS 9.1 installed.
Following the instructions, I downloaded BootX and "install-oldworld"
kernel. Starting up BootX, the computer goes to "Linux mode" (for lack of a
better term) and begins initial start up. The installer begins running, but
soon stops with the last line of text "Searching for infofile....."
I've waited up to 2 hours for the installation to progress, but nothing else
Any help is appreciated.
Ryan D. Evans <rdevans(a)nc.rr.com>
"In these latter-day / degenerate times, / cherry blossoms everywhere!"
I have finally been able to build a SMP kernel that works on IBM RS/6000
(4 processors 604e, GTX120P, AMD PCnet32).
After trying several kernels that didn't work I found a note on
debian-powerpc list from george.karaolides(a)planitis.net about this. Thank
Download the source 2_4_devel via rsync (rsync can be installed from the
SuSE 7.3 PowerPC CD's) with the command:
rsync -avz source.mvista.com::linuxppc_2_4_devel /usr/src/linux
The path at the end (/usr/src/linux) can of course be any of your choice.
Make your configuration with support for SMP and build your kernel.
I stripped of everything I didn't need, for example I got an error related
to Power management but after deselecting everything related to that it
I placed the zImage.chrp in my PReP Boot partition with:
dd if=/usr/src/linux/arch/ppc/boot/images/zImage.chrp of=/dev/sda1
and my machine booted OK from the hard disk.
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