From: Michael Ladwein <linux(a)ladweins.de>
Does anyone know, how to install Suse 10 on an
Simply using BootX with the initrd32 Ramdisk and the
Kernel (2.6.13-15-default) does not work.
Actually, that is all you have to do. However, there are some other
things that may have to be taken into account. If you have an ATI
video system, you will have to add the following to the kernel
For some reason when the install starts the graphical setup, the system
basically freezes. What machine are you running it on? I have tried
it on a 5400/180(stock), but it won't work. Also, the 7500 WILL use
the onboard framebuffer, but it is pretty slow. I would also recommend
that you have at least a 350Mhz G3 or faster(except the 9600/300, which
is fine). My G3 266/512 is very slow. The G3/400/1M in my 7500 is
very quick. Also, I don't recommend using the onboard SCSI controller
as they are VERY SLOW. A PCI based SCSI is much faster, and you do not
need one with a Mac ROM. Linux will see it when it boots.
Finally, when you do get it done, and upgrade the kernel, you have to
copy the new kernel and initrd to the Max OS drive with the bootx
kernel directory and make sure you change the bootx settings to use
that. The machine work very well with 128 or more of RAM. If you have
64 MB, you will need a swap partition to install(the drive will have to
already have one), and it will be VERY SLOW as well. One other thing.
To read write to the Mac OS v8.1+ partitions you have to specify:
as the file system type. Good luck.
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