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LinuxPPC won't boot with 9.0.4
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bangeman
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Apr 7, 2000, 09:08 PM
 
Just a warning, and this has been confirmed with other who have had the same problem: if you upgrade to 9.0.4 on a G4 with Linux installed, you will no longer be able to boot Linux. It will hang during the boot process. The only solution (so far) is to go back to 9.0

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Olle Jonsson
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Apr 8, 2000, 03:41 PM
 
Same thing hapend on my iBook after installing MacOS 9.04 (US) - LinuxPPC 2000 is not booting anymore.. Linux PPC 2000 try to boot but turns the iBook OF instead.

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Olle "Vanilla Fudge" Jonsson - olle@mac.com
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e_Whizz!
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Apr 8, 2000, 08:02 PM
 
LinuxPPC 2000, or more specifically, bootx has had this problem ever since 9.02 came out. That is the version of the OS that shipped on new Macs for the last 2 months.

There are a couple of options to get around this. Read the suggestions in the mail list about setting up a yaboot.conf file and using yaboot on your primary MacOS drive. I have this setup where to boot into Linux, you hold the space bar dowen as you turn on the machine, the computer then boots straight into linux. If I want to use the MacOS I just restart Linux and it will then boot MacOS.

The arrangement works with 9.02-9.04.
It is a combined problem with BootX and the new MacOS Rom file that shipped with these versions of the OS.
     
Kaztora
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Apr 9, 2000, 01:40 AM
 
In my case Blue G3 did not boot in LinuxPPC 2000 from Mac OS 9.0.4, freezing at setting mixer. After deleting /dev/mixer it did boot.
     
DougJ
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Apr 11, 2000, 02:19 PM
 
e_Whizz! --

You mentioned in your post something about reading the suggestions on the "mail list" about configuring yaboot on a G4 w/9.0x. Can you direct me (and others) as to which mail list you are referring? I too am not able to boot linux on my G4/400 (os 9.04). It hangs after starting to boot - and the drive spins down....

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Apr 11, 2000, 04:06 PM
 
You must use the new beta of BootX when booting on a G3 newer than the Lombard powerbook. I am not sure why,but the atapi driver used for the Hard Drive doesn't work correctly otherwise. As for the MacOS 9.04 upgrade. I am glad I heard this report before trying it. I hope the error gets fixed soon.
     
   
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