I'm new here, I hope there are some patient people around...
I am a Mac fanatic but really want to champion and learn about Open
Source software. I'm afraid I know very little so far but I'm trying :-)
I want to run Linux on the following box:
A stock Powermac 7500 with two scsi HDs, one 1gb with OS9 installed and
one 2gb which was running OSX but will eventually run Linux, I hope.
It also has the following upgrades:
Formac 400MHZ G3 pci card
ATI 16mb video board from a Blue and White PPC
I connect to the internet via a cable modem and a hardware router.
I have managed to get the box to boot into the SuSE installer via
BootX, having followed their 'instructions' on how to do an ftp install.
I was doing fine until the installer tried to connect to the ftp
server. At the moment it is stalled with a message saying 'Trying to
connect to ftp server' on the screen.
The installer asked for the ip address of my 'Name server'. Here I
confirmed 192.168.0.1, which was what the installer had already entered
and which is the ip address of my router and what OSX asks for here.
Was this the right thing to enter here?
I also entered <188.8.131.52> as the ip address of the SuSE ftp server.
I got this from 'Traceroute' in 'Network Utility' in OSX.
Was this right?
So... can anyone help me past this 'Trying to connect to ftp server'
message? The ftp server *is* available using an ftp client.
I'm thinking there must be a problem with the installer accessing my
network or something.
I also don't know how to cancel this message to go back and change
settings or whatever...
Hope someone can help.
Where will Microsoft let you go today?
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