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Re: [suse-ppc] Unable to install Beta3 or RC1 on G3 Beige
  • From: Olaf Hering <olh@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2005 21:05:34 +0200
  • Message-id: <20051001190534.GB28602@xxxxxxx>
On Sat, Oct 01, larrystotler@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> 1. How do I verify that the G3 cache is active? When I use the
> "GrabG3CacheSetting" program from BootX, set G3 cahce on, and boot into
> Linux, the kernel messages said that it was disabled.

I have to check this.

> 2. What is causing the weird lines on my monitor? There are 2
> vertical lines that like "run" and you cannot make out the text. I
> know it isn't the monitor because it works fine on my 7500. It does an
> 80x30 console where the 7500 does a 128x48(I think). Is there any way
> to specify this?

There seems to be a bug in the atyfb driver, X should work fine. Havent
looked yet when this bug was introduced.

> 3. When is the PPC version going to add support for partitioning? Is
> this planned? I didn't see anything about it.

People are working on it.

> 4. Can you point me to where I can find more info about why the
> oldworld Macs basically have to use BootX even though it seems that
> NetBSD can boot natively.....

There is the quik bootloader, it supports booting directly from
openfirmware. But its quite cumbersome to setup. You should grab the
Debian package. It supports only ext2/3 last time I looked.

short story of a lazy sysadmin:
alias appserv=wotan

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