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 sorry for sending you this query maybe you can help since I cant find
any info elsewhere,
Ive installed suse 10.0 on a b50 all is well there. The problem I have is
that I've set up another b50
With fedora 5 but I have a garbled screen problem. I was wondering if I can
copy xorg.conf from suse and apply it to fedora.
Once again sorry ..
hello spicy suse power team and users :-)
> Back in the good old days, we had a boxed product for PPC,
> the last release was SL 7.3.
> Later than we focused on the POWER hardware from IBM
> and released only server products, as SLES7, SLES8 and SLES9.
> All of these products were in internal use on our
> Apple hardware, but we were unfortunately not able
> to release something officially to the public.
> Now we are back ;-)
that's great, thanks.
there are precious few Linux distributions
for PPC for simple users:
installation is not automatic though,
and i do not understand the steps you describe:
> Use the MacOS 'Drive Setup' utility to repartitioning your hard disk.
> Optional, real experts can use the 'pdisk' utility to do the repartitioning, see below.
i see this is translated from german.
is it possible to write a how-to in german ?
> The OS9 version of 'Drive Setup' can create HFS, HFS+, several types of AU/X partition types and unallocated space. For Linux, create a normal HFS partition with size around 32mb. Add root partition at last 3GB and swap partition (128mb, 512mb, 1GB, whatever you like), use the AU/X types for these.
> The OSX version of 'Drive Setup' works similar to the OS9 version,
> but some versions can only create HFS partitions or 'Free Space'.
so if i only have a Mac OS-X boot disk,
i will not be able to create the required AU/X partitions ?
> Installing of SUSE Linux 10.0 beta3 on PPC machines
> CD1 is bootable on all NewWorld G3/G4/G5 Macs, [...]
> yaboot will automatically pick the correct kernel for your machine.
> There is currently no support to install the bootloader
> automatically during installation, nor is there anything
> to repartition your hard disk (within YaST).
> To workaround this, boot again into the YaST installer
> and chose 'Boot into the installed system'
> instead of 'New Installation'.
> Continue with the package installation and system configuration.
> Login to the system as root and create a new config file for lilo.
> lilo is a wrapper script which will generate a useable
> bootloader configuration for your system.
> It will work on all the systems mentioned above.
the author is speaking from the perspective of a Linux expert.
it is not simple enough for me to understand.
but maybe this is intended as the process is not
recommended for simple users at this stage.
if this is the case, what Linux would you recommend for simple users ?
kind regards philippe
Ronny Schroeder <mail(a)ronny-schroeder.de> wrote:
>a quite simple linux for pps is yellowdoglinux.
YDL is NOT SuSE. I am very happy to see support return for the PPC platform. I had v7.0 installed on my PowerMac 7500, and so far it as been the best of all the PPC distros I have tried. Mandravia, YDL, Gentoo, etc, are, IMHO, no where near as good as SuSE. I've used SuSE since v5.3 on the x86, and it is still the best out of all the distros, IMHO.
Anyway, has anyone had any sucess getting this Beta3 to run on oldworld macs? I have tried, but I get a kernel panic for some reason. I can post a detail if needed, but I think it has to do with the fact that I don't have BootX configured properly. Does anyone have a Step-by-Step guide for this? If not, I will post one when I figure it out. Thanx.
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we are glad to announce that the POWER team at SuSE was able
to join the OpenSuSE development!
With Beta3 we start to make available CD ISOs on OpenSuSE.org:
As we were invited to join at short notice, not everything is in
a status we would like to have it. Beside that, we are confident that
the current code is a good base to start with.
There are allready some issues/bugs we know about:
In case you want to participate please have a look here:
For the moment, I would suggest to discuss all PPC specific stuff on
this list, whereas it makes sense to discuss general issue (in
particular if the are OpenSuSE related) on the OpenSuSE mailinglist:
OK, now have a lot of fun!
Gruss vom Matze
Member of the spicy SuSE Linux PPC Team
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH
--- Peace, Love and Linux ---
Hi. My name is Michael,
I'm a newbe at Linux on PPC (Got various distro's up and running on
Since I am first and foremost a Mac OS X user, i am spoiled with the
ease of idiot proof installations..
Please forgive me if i ask 'Newbie" style questions.
i have a spare Blue & white power Macintosh G3 (400mhz) i got off of
ebay for $ 50.00 just to play around with.
I was really happy with the announcement thaT SUSE BETA 10 was
released for PPC, so I thought I would give it a try.
I got the 1st CD to boot, and the GUI installer to run.... It runs
well until it gets to reformatting & Resizing partitions.
i am giving Suse a whole 160 Gig hard drive to play with.. (sdb) ...
Well it will choke on formating & resizing... then proceed to begin
install and locks up 1/4 through ..
I am sure the lock up is from the unsuccessful fromat/partition.
Can some one help me with a clue here ?
I have been successful in getting Debian and Mandrake to format/
partition, so it seems to lie within SuSE.
I'm debugging some code that is multithreaded and involves several
dynamically loaded libraries. Unfortunately, GDB always says that the
stack is corrupt and can never seem to give me a meaningful stack
dump. Are there any known issues with GDB on PPC?
------- Sample -------
Program received signal SIGABRT, Aborted.
[Switching to Thread 1074038976 (LWP 17864)]
0x0f5e478c in raise () from /lib/tls/libc.so.6
#0 0x0f5e478c in raise () from /lib/tls/libc.so.6
#1 0x0f5e609c in abort () from /lib/tls/libc.so.6
#2 0x0f79eda8 in __cxxabiv1::__terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
#3 0x0f79ede4 in std::terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
#4 0x0f79ede4 in std::terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
#5 0x0f79ede4 in std::terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
#6 0x0f79ede4 in std::terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
#7 0x0f79ede4 in std::terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
#8 0x0f79ede4 in std::terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
#9 0x0f79ede4 in std::terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
#10 0x0f79ede4 in std::terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
#11 0x0f79ede4 in std::terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
#12 0x0f79ede4 in std::terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
#13 0x0f79ede4 in std::terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
#14 0x0f79ede4 in std::terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
#15 0x0f79ede4 in std::terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
#16 0x0f79ede4 in std::terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
#17 0x0f79ede4 in std::terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
#18 0x0f79ede4 in std::terminate () from /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5
Previous frame inner to this frame (corrupt stack?)
I have installed Stalker's CommuniGate Pro software on a SLES 9 LPAR. When I
tell CommuniGate Pro to authenticate using OS passwords it does so for local
accounts. However, if I turn on LDAP users (using YaST), it will not
authenticate OS users. LDAP users can sign onto the OS fine. Does anyone
know what the fix for this is?
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We have 7 p655's with 8 CPU's and 1 p690 with 32 CPU's. These machines
are linked with a 1 gigabit, low-latency switch for MPI computations
using a switch from IBM called an "SP2 switch", AKA a "Colony switch".
We're currently running AIX 5.1. IBM is telling us that AIX 5.3 will
never support our SP2 switch, so our upgrade path seems to have
disappeared shortly after purchasing the equipment.
Is there any possibility of SuSe for pSeries supporting this hardware
effectively, especially the SP2 switch (now or in the future)? Would we
have to toss the SP2 switch and go with (much higher latency) gigabit
ethernet, or myrinet or something for our MPI computations?
How's the SMP support on pSeries? Is it up to handling 32 CPU's well
One of the reasons the guy with the grant money for this compute cluster
wanted AIX, was for the AIX compilers - so I need to ask: Will SuSe for
pSeries be able to use xlc/xlC/xlf/xlf90/xlf95 and such?
Also, is loadleveler available for SuSe on pSeries? That's the queuing
system we're using now, and it's also the queuing system many of the
freely redistributable climatology programs we need are written to work