Well, all is not well. I am on my 3rd attempt at installation. I
selected use the add-on CD the first time. After finishing Disk 1, it
asked for the add-on. Weird, but. Then it asked for disk 1, then the
add-on, then disk 1, then the add-on, and then YaST crashed. Tried
rebooting hoping that it had successfully installed the boot loader.
No such luck. It showed a folder on the screen and the computer was
2nd attempt. Decided to restart without the add-on CD. Started the
installer. YaST reported that the 39.2MB Mac_HFS partition I had
created was an HPFS/NTFS partition. Deleted it and redid and
restarted. YaST failed to install gconf, and then crashed again with
about 20-30 packages left :( .
3rd shot. The HFS patition was labeled as a Linux partition this time.
Redid and am now re-installing yet again. Bootloader again failed.
Rebooted and started installed system. System booted and started YaST.
Detected network cards, asked for disk 2 and resumed installing. I
dropped to a shell and check the Mac_HFS partition. It is once again
labeled as a Linux Native partition type. YaST once again locked up
with only 14 packages remaining. I was able to switch to a terminal
and use reboot instead of just powering off or using the apple reboot
4th. Of course, now the dang video card is once again refusing to show
yaboot. This is getting to be ridiculous. Of course, I had problems
installing v10.0 on my other "old world" macs, but at least they would
show something. I realy wish that I had done some testing for v10.1
because it is falling way short of what I was expecting. v10.0 was a
great system once it got installed. I expected issues with the Old
World machines, but I am definately dismayed that I am having so many
problems with this B&W G3. Finally got into yaboot and started the
installed system yet again. Granted, I guess some of the problems
could be coming from the overclocked processor, so I will try another
install to see if I can reproduce these problems. Anyway, YaST
started, and detected the nework cards yet again. Hopefully CD 2 took,
and all I will need to do is run CD 3 again. It did, it saw none of
the packages that had been instaled from CD 3. Isn't there a way to
log what packages have been installed soi that if the computer needs a
reboot for some reason that it doesn't have to start from the beginning
of the last disk?
Another thing is that I have never had the installer verify the CDs on
the PPC systems. Never. It failes them every time.
Well it once ahain failed to install vcdimager-0.7.23-19.ppc.rpm. Here
we go again. From scratch. I really can't be the only one who is
having this much trouble installing this stuff can I?
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