: I just installed MkLinux DR3, and after the initial "Mount failed" thing
: (bad burn on the CD), now I cant get out. (ie: ethernet isnt working) The
: machine is a stock G3/233/4g/32mb. The installer never gave me an option for
: ethernet cards, I assumed (first mistake) that it found it on it's own...
I had this problem a while back as well. Apparently, on some of the G3's
(I don't think it is limited to just the 233Mhz Desktops, but that is what
I installed on), the onboard ethernet is a little different from the
standard and MkLinux doesn't recognize them. I tried for hours, going as
far as manually setting up my ARP tables and my route tables, and had no
luck, only to find out that Mklinux just couldn't use the ethernet card.
Anyway, the only solution seems to be (and I haven't tried this since I
haven't had access to that machine recently) to use LinuxPPC.
With BootX, this is really easy. There are a couple libraries that should
be changed, but all you really need to do to get started is to download
BootX, and a current kernel to a MacOS hard drive, follow the
instructions, then hit a button and you're using LinuxPPC. As far as I
know, it uses the ethernet card correctly.
Hope this helps.