> > I have a Mac 7300 and been using LinuxPPC 2000 as a tryout. Now I'm a
> > convert and want a distribution that will talk to my USB printer, and
> > run with more recent stuff. I tried YellowDog 2.2 and 2.3 but got
> > install errors
> I am running YDL 2.3 on my 7600/200 at home. Actually I first
> installed YDL 2.1 in 2001, then upgraded to 2.3 in 2002. I had no
> problems in installation. I am using CUPS to print to my Epson C40UX
> printer which is a USB printer.
Thanks to ALL for your comments, and while I'm pleased for you guys,
I'm now even more mystified about my own difficulties!
I downloaded the installation guide and printed it out so I had it in
front of me, and followed it rigorously. Indeed all seemed to go fine
until after the package install (I chose Development Workstation, which
is the 'recommended' one) when I got an error message telling me
installation had failed and that I should complete the process
manually. I was returned to the installation screen and invited to
save what I'd done, and when I did I got a FATAL ERROR, and a screenful
of bug report, and an invitation to send it to someone. However, there
was no way to save it or take a screenshot.
OK. This was (first) with 2.2 so I thought to myself - the pro-YDL
comments I'd read had actually mentioned 2.3, so I got a copy of that
one. I got precisely the same result. I tried both types of ramdisk,
the X installer and the Text one. I tried using FWB to format the
'unallocated' volume but YDL wouldn't read it so went back to Apple's
Drive Setup and did a slow low-level zeroed reformat. As far as I can
see I've tried everything (although it has subsequently occurred to me
I might have tried another 'package' to see if there was a difference).
I'm using a separate disk for Linux, and at 2GB it should be big
A mystery... (one which has prompted me to order a copy of Debian Woody
which, having a much more detailed installation guide, might present
less mystery? Sorry I can't quote the exact error code, I'm
insufficiently motivated to chase that turkey again.
Nonetheless, any thoughts welcome. After all, one's errors can be
heuristic! And the academics amongst you might teach me a thing or