Install on a Pismo (going bad)
Tim.Wojtulewicz at NAU.EDU
Wed Apr 5 02:49:47 EST 2000
>On Tue, Apr 04, Tim Wojtulewicz wrote:
>> I've run into a few problems with installing LinuxPPC 2000 on a Pismo
>> powerbook. First, the keyboard isn't recognized by the installer.
>> I've tried hooking up a USB keyboard from a blue and white G3, but it
>> says that the device wasn't responding and that is was giving up. Is
>> there a workaround of some sort for this?
>> Second (the more major problem), is that somehow the partition table
>> on my hard drive got all screwed up. Now the LinuxPPC installer
>> tells me it can't read the partition table, and doesn't understand
>> where my hard drive is. I tried booting back into MacOS and using a
>> multitude of tools to reformat the drive (or just recreate the
>> partition table), with no luck. Any suggestions?
>Boot from the MacOS CD, use Drive Setup, create one big MacOS partition,
>this will/should clean up the partition table. Then create 4 partitions,
>one for MacOS, one Linuxboot partition in HFS Format, one swap and a
>Try the latest Kernel from Ben or our suseboot.hqx file at
>Finally, send me the output of
> $ man 1 current_release
> Users never read manuals...
I've come to the decision that the hard drive is fried :(. I've
tried formatting the drive with Drive Setup and it returns
Initialization Failed every time. I'm glad I bought the 3 year
Tim Wojtulewicz Tim.Wojtulewicz at nau.edu
In the Windows world, you are one click away from
harming yourself -- Elias Levy, Bugtraq
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