i have been having a series of problem getting linuxppc to boot correctly on
my beige G3 300.
I successfully installed the system and software from R5 and was able to
successfully boot it for about three weeks. I had a few problems with the
white box from bootx at startup, but those usually could be gotten around
by zapping PRAM and such. however, i brought the box to campus and managed
to get it up and running on the network for about a day. I then rebooted
into MacOS to work on a few things, and since that reboot I have not been
able to successfully boot into Linux- i get the white box at the BootX
screen . I know that (at some point) i have , or had a working LInux
system. is this white box a bug in the macos/bootx side of things? The Os
that i am using to boot linux is a completely pared down system with
basically nothing but the BootX extensions installed, as to avoid conflicts,
and this was the only way that i was able to get a successful install in the
first place. however, now it seems that this second system is cursed as
well, and nothing i can do seems to shake it...
is this a problem with my Linux system, or BootX/MacOS? if this is a bootx
problem, then is there a way around it? I have been looking for OF
instructions without much luck...
if anyone out there can help me it would be greatly appreciated...