RE: Trouble Booting Linux PPC 2000 On Mac G4

From: Jeffrey W. Baker (
Date: Fri Jul 06 2001 - 16:49:54 EST

On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, Tim McDaniel wrote:

> I think what we are seeing is XBoot rather than yaboot and we tried just
> about all conceivable "kernel options", as exposed by Xboot. When Xboot
> comes up it shows a ramdisk_size=8192 as the only default parameter.
> Rapidly growing to hate the non-intuitive nature of the MAC OS we are
> not experts on the Mac OS. P.S. We are running Mac OS 9.1.
> Oops, We just discovered that Xboot does not work with MacOS 9.1 (geez)
> .... you MUST use yaboot.
> We will try the Q4 release.

I endorse Debian PPC. LinuxPPC is a quadruple hack that has never worked
properly on the three Macs I tried to inflict it upon.


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