MkLinux on PowerMac 7200 won't boot

MkLinux on PowerMac 7200 won't boot

Post by Oliver Mand » Sat, 04 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Maybe I'm a total dumbass, but I can't boot MkLinux on a PowerMac 7200/100
(128MB RAM)
The HD looks like this (from pdisk):
Partition map (with 512 byte blocks) on '/dev/scsi0.4' (/dev/sdb)
 #:                type name    length   base    ( size )

Device block size=512, Number of Blocks=2503871 (1.2G)
DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0
so I set rootdev=/dev/sde2 - I also tried rootdev=/dev/sdb2 which didn't
work either.

I tried 6 different Mach Kernels with 3 different MkLinux Booters (1.0.1,
1.2.9 and one I can't remember anymore) and all of them just crashed with
a bus error (1).
What am I doing wrong?!

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Oliver Mandic


1. MKLinux DR3 won't boot on 7200

I have a problem with the initial boot/install of DR3 on my 7200/90.
Looking at some arlier postings the symptoms are sort of similar:

Drag the Mac files into place, reboot, choose MKLinux at the splash
screen, get two boot meassages, then "mem_size = 168M" then .... nothing.

I have a fairly standard setup: scsi cd-rom on id 3, internal scsi disk on
0, external on 1 (where I'm trying to install if I get that far).
lilo.conf points to /dev/scd0 but I can see no CD activity during the boot

Based on other postings I'm suspicious of:
1. Memory size too big ?? (168Mb) - Anyone successfully installed on >128?
2. My PCI Video card - a Formac Provision 4/60 - How does MKLinux handle this?

Short of ripping out my installed memory or video, does anyone have any ideas?


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