I am trying to install the LinuxPPC Release 4.1 CD on my Mac G3/233
desktop; this is one of the first models; it has 96MB RAM. It has
built-in SCSI, and I have attached an external SCSI drive, where I'm
trying to install LinuxPPC.
I have successfully partitioned the drive, and I have gotten the installer
to run. It asks me about the partitions, so it sees the drive ok. The
problem is that after specifying the packages to install, it emits the
error unpacking archive: unknown error
and dies. I have tried this several times and several ways.
The only reference to this error message that I could find in the archives
has something to do with not having a regular 50 pin SCSI drive. But this
is precisely what I have, so I think that this problem has some other
Does anyone have any idea what is going on here?
Does anyone know *what* archive the message is talking about?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. FYI, here is Richard Nagle's question:
Quote:> Too clear our statement..
> We have try the regular way to install Linux using bootx.. the mac
> restart into bootx.. and starts to install the OS.
> half way threw.. it craps.. out.. ( error unpacking archive.
> unknown error. )
> so, we try to install with system 8.5 extensions only.. Same problem
> so, we try to install linux copy the whole folder to the hard drive
> .and ... the same problem ( error unpacking archive...unknown
> error.. same spot too. )
> so, we put bootx on a floppy... and try that.. Same problem.
> We know if we purchase a NEW external plain SCSI 50 pin Hard Drive
> an connected to the mac.. it should work. ( that NOT the point )
> We have a SCSI card ( Adaptec 2940UW ) with 48GB of WIDE Storage.
> and was told that it would work with Adaptec.
> Again, it doesn't NOT. ( for us )
> please we are looking for real answers to these problem.. no mumbo
> if you are using one..( adaptec 2940UW on Mac. and have it working..
> ) send email.. with solution.. and you phone#. pls.
> Many Many Thanks.. To ALL.