I'm trying to install LinuxPPC 2000 on my G3 PowerBook
(the "bronze" keyboard one, whatever it's called). I've
tried several times, and have eventually gotten to the
point where I believe I'm following the directions
accurately, but I'm still stuck.
I created partitions as instructed. I made my root
partition 1.1 GB, which now seems wrong, since, despite
the assurance that a full install was about 1 gig, a
full install actually seems to be more like 1.5. I created
swap, /home, and /boot (in HFS) partitions as well.
The package install, aside from being very slow, has
failed several times. The first time I tried almost
everything wouldn't load, so I quit and started over;
the next time, I only got a few problems at the end.
I then tried to reboot, but got a "kernel panic error--
will reboot after 3 minutes" type message. I'm not exactly
sure what to try now.
Thanks for any advice. I realize that somewhat similar
questions have been posted often, but the various
solutions have either seemed not to apply, or have gone
over my head. I'm very eager to be running Linux (and
also, for that matter, to be able to reinstall my Mac
system so I can print out a few files....)