I have not tried it myself, but wouldn't you need a method of getting into the particular distro's installer?  Maybe this is my lack of knowledge coming back into all of this, but the most recent offerings of miboot only has the ability to boot into a Sarge Installer.  Wouldn't you need an equivalent to that for any distro you are looking on installing?

On another happy note, I used the miboot iso for the first time over the weekend on my 1400c (with Sonnet 400Mhz G3) and was able to get Debian back on my machine.  I upgraded the harddrive using a Fujitsu 12GB drive from a dead Sony Vaio, just purchased a Teac 8x writable drive off ebay for $10, got everything upgraded to Sid, and got xorg up and running with Blackbox as my WM.  Now, if only the resolution were a little higher. Uggh!

icedtrip

On 2/28/06, Vito <v_ito1@yahoo.com> wrote:
Has anyone out there gotten knoppix, Suse or Ubuntu working on the nubus machines with the current miboot image that tobias, Daniel, Florian and others have worked on? For those of us less savy in the linux world - those distributions are appealing, as they leave some things less to chance (the chance of someone like me breaking the system) while providing a great selection of programs, with autodetect and automount already in place.

Vito

----- Original Message ----
From: Vito <v_ito1@yahoo.com>
To: nubus-pmac-users@lists.sourceforge.net
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 9:56:43 AM
Subject: Re: [Nubus-pmac-users] Re: Kernel 2.4.30 + MediaBay hotplug patches

thx again

----- Original Message ----
From: Florian Boelstler < euphoria@arcor.de>
To: nubus-pmac-users@lists.sourceforge.net
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 2:51:56 AM
Subject: Re: [Nubus-pmac-users] Re: Kernel 2.4.30 + MediaBay hotplug patches



Guy Paddock wrote:
> I had the problem of it either hanging or powering-off during startup
> recovery too. I have found that the only work-around is to boot from the
> installer and run mount.

I usually boot the Debian installer, choose to load the installer
components from the CD (this implies that ext2fs-utils are loaded) and
then switch to a shell.

Then I manually invoke the repair process:
fsck.ext3 /dev/discs/...
             ^^
                   To be replaced by your root partition.

Good luck,

  Florian





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