<< Well, so far, I've managed to get the installation _started_ , with the
appropriate files on a hard-drive partition.
I'm trying LinuxPPC, as YellowDog without thier cd is a no-go (installer
looks for a specific directory/contents).
BootX 1.2b3 _seems_ to work, but I wind up in the RedHat installer.
I get as far as being asked, "what partition and directory on that
partition hold the RedHat/RPMS and RedHat/base directories." These files
are on the root level of the "exchange" (Mac HFS) partition of the
drive. BUT, the installer responds with: "invalid entry" (or command,
whatever). This happens no matter what I try (and believe me, I tried
many different things) - including just "/" (no actual quotes).
If I try to use the yaboot method, from/for the hard-drive, it throws
some things on-screen quickly, and then boots into the MacOS. If I try
to use a zip-disk for yaboot, I get the following message:
DEFAULT CATCH! code=300 at %SRRO: 011df440 %SRRO: 00003030
from there, I entered "boot" and it says: "Loading ELF CLAIM failed
ok" (ie ok prompt).
Well, none of this is in the manual (for LinuxPPC R4)... help !!!
don't use Linuxppc 4, You have to use 5 as far as I know. Get yellowdog. I have
it installed on G4/AGP 450 mhz as well as a 350 mhz. It down work and you need
to use those imac kernels to install.