On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 1:30 PM, Richard (MQ) <osl2008(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
I'm pleased to report a considerable degree of
success with 11.1 RC1 on
a 1999 Mac Powerbook G3 (Lombard), also on an iMac of the same era
(which behaves very similarly).
Glad to hear it. I just haven't had time to do any real testing on my
machines. I plan to get RC1 on my B&W G3 with a G3/400 and a G4/400
sometime this week.
1. suggesting formatting of the small hfs (boot?)
partition, which will
fail with error -3023 setting partition label. Bug
, but work-around is
not to agree to formatting, it seems to work OK thus far...
IIRC, 11.0 does the same thing. I just did a re-install on my
Wallstreet and used a 100MB HFS directory as /boot. YaST gave me an
error message, but it worked ok and I had the kernels available to me
on OS 9, which is something I have struggled with on Old World Macs.
I'm working on a writeup for Old World Machines, and I think this will
work well on these machines that can't directly boot Linux. If I run
into a problem with it on RC1, I will post a bug about it. Not the
same thing, but a similar type issue.
3. Sound works, but volume controls / mixers / mute
I'll look into that one on my B&W.
4. Openoffice isn't available to install
(don't know the bug ID but it's
Couldn't tell you there cause I don't install it. I do know that
Peter has a thread open about it.
Not looking *too* bad for GM whenever that will be -
still on 16th maybe...?
18th actually. The 16th is my son's B-Day.
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