Over the last week I have gotten so much help from the group that I thought
I should give back what something.
A while ago I asked for help installing SuSE PPC 7.0 on my G4 500
I ordered my machine with SCSI and later I installed an ATA drive.
Symptom Unable to Boot of the CD and drive partition.
Message during boot:
From CD: Disk error wrong partition 1, then black.
Nothing happens after
From Disk: various messages, then black.
For a long time I was sure that it was a SCSI error and I searched for
answers in that direction, however it turned out to be the ADC connection on
the video card.
Download the later Kernel from SuSE, extract it and rename it.
Change the yaboot to
root=/dev/what ever you drve is, mine is sda6
append="load_ramdisk=1 ramdisk_size=64000 video=atyfb video=ofonly"
Have the CD in the drive and go for it. The kernel will find the SCSI drive
(at least ATTO SCSI cards) the installation should proceed as normal.
Then after installation
Start up with your Apple CD and edit the yaboot.conf file again
image = vmlinux
label = linux
root = /dev/sda9
append = "video=atyfb video=ofonly"
The append line is VERY important. DO NOT DO WHAT SuSE Say you should do :-)
at their web site they propose to insert a this append line :
"video=aty128fb:vmode22" it does not work on my machine, if it works on
yours use it, it Is a better choice. Their solution loads the video driver,
mine does not.
Finding the right modline and driver is work in progress, so don¹t ask ill
send an update when I have it.