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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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.
Announcing: OpenOffice.org 1.0.1 for PPC Linux
What is it?
OpenOffice.org provides a free (source LGPL and no $) almost drop-in
replacement for Microsoft Office and is available for Solaris (Sparc and
x86), Linux (x86 and PPC), WIN (NT, 200, XP, 98, 95, etc), and coming real
soon now (RSN) for FreeBSD, NetBSD, Irix, and Mac OSX. It provides almost
transparent file access to Microsoft Office files.
Please see http://www.openoffice.org for more info and additional download
sites for major platforms. PPC Linux specific download sites are provided
What's New in This Release?
- built using gcc-3.1.1 pre
- improved font handling
- new shared dictionary support
- user-installed hyphenation dictionaries now possible
- huge number of bug fixes and stability improvments
For a more complete listing of fixed bugs:
This version should work on stock Debian, SuSE 7.3, YDL 2.2 and YDL 2.3,
and almost any other PPC Linux distribution using at least glibc 2.2.1.
Please Note: Debian users may want to use the official Debian builds which
include better desktop integration for Debian users and have been built
and tested on Debian systems (although this version will work too)
This is the usual disclaimer. OOo 1.0.1 should be a rock steady release
but please don't complain if you loose everything! I use it constantly
and have not experienced any problems but I can make no guarantees.
If interested, you can build your own binary direct from source.
Please check out http://www.openoffice.org for more info on the
What's Available (English Only)?
inside the installer is a complete installation/setup
guide in pdf format.
Where can I download it?
And it is available from up-to-date YellowDog Linux Mirrors:
Hopefully it will appear on penguinppc.org sites soon.
Building your own from Source
Building your own OOo binary is not for the faint hearted and takes at
least 2 gig of free disk space and up to date tools. If you are
interested in building your own version direct from source, please contact
me and I will try to provide you with and recent or nedded patches and
some short build instructions. Right now the build of 1.0.1 requires gcc
Kevin B. Hendricks
I am trying to install FireWire on my PPC Cube. I found on SuSe-Site an
.rpm-Packet to install. There are a view problems with it.
- It should, as far as I understood, upgrade the Kernel.
- This shoud work, according to SuSe, work without problem. But, I have
got problems with package-depencies. So, I installed it with rpm -U
- now, the system doesn't recognise the datas modules.dep
- I tried to remake it with depmode -a...
Who can help me?
As I know, SuSe 7.3 has got Kernel Version 2.4.12, but when I have a
look with uname -r it shows me 2.2.16 why that?
There is no support from SuSe-Side..., no Kernel with FireWire, no
possibility to make backups from a Cube (But, backups are so important).
And, SuSe sais, Cube is a supported PPC.
Thanks very much for help!
Peter, Berne, Switzerland
I am running SuSe 7.1 on a Apple Powerbook. After doing a 'Yast2 Online
Update' I have a lot of Konqueror Crashes (signal 11 SIGSEGV). In my
'boot.msg' I discovered a strange part concerning 'kdm'. Maybe thats a hint.
( That Zope is not running is another topic. Maybe somebody has an idea for
that issue too )
You'll find a snip of the 'boot.msg' and the 'y2logRPMShort' in this mail.
I'm quite new to linux and have no idea how to undo the update, which
package causes the trouble and how to solve the problem.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
Starting zope: done
Starting CRON daemon done
Starting lpd done
Starting Name Service Cache Daemon done
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "z2.py", line 524, in ?
File "/usr/lib/python2.0/site-packages/PIL/__init__.py", line 87, in ?
2, in ?
File "/usr/lib/python2.0/socket.py", line 41, in ?
Starting service kdm from _socket import *
ImportError: shared object not open
Starting inetd done
Starting httpd [ SuSEHelp SSL mod_perl ] done
Starting personal-firewall (final) [not active] unused
Master Resource Control: runlevel 5 has been reached
Installing WindowMaker ... OK
Installing aaa_base Updating etc/rc.config...
gpg: key 9C800ACA: not changed
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: unchanged: 1
Installing apache-1.3.19-56.ppc warning: /etc/httpd/httpd.conf created as
Installing mod_ssl-2.8.1-0.ppc ... OK
Installing at Updating etc/rc.config...
Installing bind8-8.2.3-113.ppc 739
Installing bindutil-8.2.3-113.ppc ... OK
Installing cron ... OK
Installing fetchmail-5.6.5-21.ppc ... OK
Installing fetchmailconf-5.6.5-21.ppc ... OK
Installing fileutils ... OK
Installing gftp ... OK
Installing glibc ... OK
Installing glibc-devel ... OK
Installing glibc-nssv1 ... OK
Installing gpg ... OK
Installing htdig ... OK
Installing imlib-18.104.22.168-104.ppc ... OK
Installing libz ... OK
Installing lprold Updating etc/rc.config...
Installing man ... OK
Installing mc ... OK
Installing mod_perl ... OK
Installing nkitb ... OK
Installing nkitserv Updating etc/rc.config...
Installing openssh-2.9.9p2-72.ppc warning: /etc/pam.d/sshd saved as
Installing openssl ... OK
Installing samba /etc/inetd.conf is up to date
/etc/services is up to date
Installing screen ... OK
Installing sdb ... OK
Installing sendmail Updating etc/rc.config...Done.
Installing shadow ... OK
Installing smbclnt ... OK
Installing sudo-1.6.3p6-45.ppc ... OK
Installing tcpdump-3.4a6-317.ppc ... OK
Installing timezone ... OK
Installing vim ... OK
Installing w3m ... OK
Installing y2c_prnt ... OK
Trying to get to /disks directory in the ftp sites and cannot find it in the
PPC subdirectories. Did SUSE remove it from the ftp sites? I want to get the image for the PPC to use RAWRITE or DD to create a boot diskette. I get the impression after searching, that I first have to get the SUSE ISO tree, and do the rawrite from there. I will be trying to boot SUSE from a Apple Work Group Server 9650/233.(I believe it is OLD WORLD). Any hints, urls, faqs, will be welcomed
I am having huge problems when trying to boot linux since the root
directory gets mounted read only. I have a working fstab which should
make sure that "/" gets mounted read and write.
/dev/hda12 / ext2 defaults 1 1
i have also tried changing it to:
/dev/hda12 / ext2 rw,defaults 1 1
without any improvement.
I am not a linux expert so i don´t know what to do, for the moment i
have added the line "exec /bin/mount -o rw,remount /dev/hda12 /" at the
top of the /etc/init.d/boot file. This makes my system work a little bit
better but still a lot of programs doesn´t work. Does anyone know how to
fix this "the right way"? If so please let me know, i would hate to be
forced to re-install everything since i have spent many hours compiling
in order to get everything to work.
I am still working on getting my formac proformance 3 to work.
Now I have done a clean install using the 8 CD box of SuSE 7.3 that arrived
today by mail. For the first time Yast2 worked for me and I have proof that
there must be a way to enable a graphical interface using this card.
I tried configuring the X-Window system using sax2 and xfree86 but nothing
worked. I always get an error message saying:
Fatal server errors:
no screens found
But I am sure that it has to work somehow.
Can somebody maybe point me in the right direction? I don't think I will
have to re-compile the kernel with a specific patch since yast2 worked
Any help is greatly appreciated.