I'm a completely newbie to Linux and I'm having big problems trying to
install the LinuxPPC 1998 CD. My (first) problem is that I can't get the
installer to run!
I've copied the installer.coff to a floppy and set the Boot Variables to
fd:installer.coff. Input device has been set to kbd (is the right?) and
nothing works. When I choose Write&Reboot it reboots fine and I can hear
that it reads from the floppy. After about a minute it stops and the
nothing happens and I can't see if there's anything on the screen as OF
doesn't initialize the screen.
What do I do wrong???
First, how do I get OF to use my monitor as output device? If OF doesn't
initialize the monitor, will the installer then be able to use the it?
Second, can I install Linux on an external harddisk, using the standard
SCSI-interface on my PowerCenter Pro 180.
My system setup is as follows:
PowerCenter Pro 180
64 MB RAM
2 x2 GB harddisks on the Adaptec Ultra SCSI card and one 1 GB external
harddisk connected to the standard SCSI interface
ATI Rage II graphics card (the one that came with the computer) with 4
As you can see, I'm completely new to this, and I would really
appreciate if some expert would please come and help me :-) !!!!
Bye for now...
Ren Nielsen, Denmark