I've some problems with installing MkLinux I got on a Linux RoughtCuts
CD. I've got a PowerMac G3 (beige model) with internal IDE
(Quantum Fireball) HD and CD drives. Is my Mac compatible with MkLinux
or does my version like IDE drives (2.0.33)?
When I try to boot up from the Linux CD, I get a little over a screenful
of text on a black background (looks like it boots normally until this
stage) and after that a blue/white txt screen. After that my Mac
freezes. Keyboard's LED doesn't work (a baaad sign) and nothing happens
even if I wait wait and wait little more. I can't eject the CD, type
anything, etc. Only thing I can do is to hit cmd-ctrl-pwr key to reset
Oh yes, above only happend if I used my external SCSI CD drive. If I try
to use my internal IDE drive (and configure lilo.conf, hopefully
correctly) I don't get even that far. Mac hangs after first screenful of
text (black&white). It looks like it doesn't even try to read the Linux
CD since I get as far with no CD inserted.
When Linux is booting, there reads "not yet online" after my external
drive's ID, when Linux detects attached drives. What does it mean? Linux
hasn't found any inserted CDs from that drive?
I haven't partitioned my only hard disk yet (single 6GB Mac HFS+) -
could this be the problem? I just can't imagine it to have anyting to do with
launching an installer from a CD...
In the blue screen, three last lines are:
Sound Initialization started
Sound Initialization complete
Ramdisk driver initialized : 16 ramdisks of 4096K size
If I copied a correct version number, there reads:
#2 Wed Jun 10 18:40:15 PDT 1998...
Please help, and thank you,