Well, I found out a few things:
1. YaST will NOT properly initialize the hard drive to make use of
yaboot on this machine. I had to go in and manually setup the
partition table with pdisk as explained in the guide for v10.0. Of
course, v10.0 would not even boot on this machine. YaST would also NOT
format the Apple_HFS partition if setup with YaST. It was able to
successfully format it after I initialized and set the disk up with
pdisk. It kept telling me it was a Linux native partition. Also,
cfdisk doesn't work properly and probably should be removed since it
showed that pdisk had done nothing and pdisk showed that cfdisk had
2. YaST will not work with the ATI Rage IIc/PCI card. After
installing with the Twin Turbo, I swapped in the ATI card and it locked
up the system every time.
3. You cannot run the installation system on an Old World Mac with
v10.1. I have tried the following with no luck. It locks up during
the reboot process. The machines I have tested are: 5400/180,
6500/250, G3/266(with and without a G4/400). I still have to check my
7500 and 9600 machines.
4. I have no idea why I still get installation errors on random RPMs.
v10.0 was generally able to ignore them and continue, but with v10.1
the errors almost always caused YaST to crash. Plus, they were random
and one time the same package would install while another it would fail.
I currently have the system setup with a minimal text install until I
can get a real video card for it to be able to run X. It seems that
support for the TwinTurbo has been completely removed. The one time I
actually got it to come up with KDM, it must have had a 4 color
pallete. So far it is sitting here stable with YaST just running.
Also, why is it that I have to waste Hard Drive space by installing
packages for stuff I have NEVER had and don't even have connected to
the conputer? Bluetooth, IRDA, Pilot, ISDN, etc? Why are these
required dependecies? It is shoddy programming from the developers of
the packages? I'm sorry to vent, but it's exasperating to have so many
problems traced to packages that I don't need, have never used, and if
they weren't flagged to be installed that maybe this thing would be up
and running by now. This isn't just a PPC gripe. I see the same
problem on the i386 side as well.
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