I've been using SuSE Linux for some time on my PCs with no problems. I've
also successfully installed and run 7.3 on my new world G4s with no problems.
Now, I have an old world beige G3 mac, and I'm having trouble.
This is a standard G3 mac. I have a 30GB Western Digital IDE/ATA hard drive
on the primary/master controller, and a normal Mac CDROM is on the
MacOS 9.2.1 installs, boots, and operates on this setup with no problems
I have the drive partitioned per the instructions, with a 256 MB MacOS HFS+
partition, a 128MB A/UX Swap partition, a 10GB A/UX Root partition, and the
rest on a Linux PPC Home partition.
MacOS 9.2.1 is installed on its partition and running with no problems.
I insert the Suse PPC 7.3 CD 1, open the suseboot folder, and launch the BootX
application. I provide root=/dev/fd0 for the parameters (also tried it with
nothing, and with other options outlined below) and the kernel comes up.
Here's the problem: Regardless of what boot options I try, or whether I use
yast1 or yast2, the system cannot detect the hard drive. Yast1's
partitioning tool says "no partitions available." Yast2 aborts with "Hard
drive not found."
I've also tried:
Nothing makes any difference.
Has anyone encountered anything like this?
Any help anyone could provide would be most appreciated.