I tested that iso on my 6100 (I actually copied the files off of it
onto an external SCSI drive to avoid wasting a CD-R).
After showing some juicy logging info when diagnostics is turned on
(due to me coincidentally holding down command-shift-option-delete-5
to boot the external drive), it displays 3 tux logos indicating
different boot options. By hitting the right arrow a few times, it
shows that the Debian Sarge installer boot option is selected. After
pressing enter, a lot of good stuff seems to happen (brackets added by
About to boot kernel miboot.image
kernel arguements [sic] are (ramdisk_size=16384 video=ariel2fb
[white runoff from the yaboot screen]
#check_kernel_file: file_open(miboot.image) returned -43
Trying to open kernel [<-]:Linux Kernels:miboot.image : file_open returned 0
kernel equals [box]
Found compressed XCOFF kernel (zImage : :Linux Kernels:miboot.image)
section 0: .text
section 1: .data
section 2: .bss
section 3: .note.GN
section 4: image
Main stuffs base: 0x4103000
Kernel using 2491Kb out of 3376Kb reserved
Fixed kernel entry: 0x0
Loading ramdisk (1158Kb)
kernel map built, 1153 entries, loading bootsrap [sic]...
Boostrap [sic] moved from 0x65670 to 0x66000
strap entry : 0x660d0
strap dest : 0x683000
strap phys entry : 0xfd0d0
strap size : 0x9000
Making kernel copy map...
list of 1153 copies for 1153 pages
last copy page dest : 0x481000
Calling 68k bootstrap...
Entering 68k supervisor...
Shutting down devices...
No name registry !
remapping internal PDM video...waiting a little bit so you can read
all that stuff ...
After that, the screen is filled with black-and-white garbage, and
there are no apparent signs of life after that. The numlock,
capslock, and scroll lock lights remain off, and the capslock light
does not turn on when the capslock key is pressed.
I did try the miBoot route back when I had a Debian Woody system
already installed and working via MkLinux. I had the same problem
with the included kernel image, but when I substituted some other
kernel (possibly the Debian Woody kernel), it actually did boot up.
However, it was faily compared to using MkLinux, though I don't
remember the symptoms. They might have been IO errors, X not
starting, networking not working, and maybe even a kernel panic.
Hope that helps!
On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 11:29 AM, Florian Boelstler<lists@...> wrote:
> I just was browsing through some 2.4 pre-releases, which never made it
> on the project site:
> Unfortunately SourceForge seems to have turned directory listings turned
> off, so here are the direct links:
> http://nubus-pmac.sourceforge.net/nubus-pmac/test/2.4.35/Mach Kernel
> May be it's worth a try on the 6100.
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