Hi, PowerPup here. I finally got my 4gig hard drive to work with my 6100 mac. (Using the Drive Setup hack.)

Anyway, I'm trying to get a linux 2.4 kernel to boot up in order to run the debian installer.
Using BootX 1.1.3 (Only version I can get to work on my 6100.) I've been able to boot the 2.4.27 and 2.4.32 kernels. Only the 2.4.27 kernel will get passed the "arch:exit" when I try to boot with the ramdisk image, and then I get the following error:

RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 2603k freed.
VFS: Mounted root  (ext2 filesystem) read only
mount: Mounting none on /dev failed  : No such device
Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
<0>Rebooting in 180 seconds..

My 6100 has a Newer Technologies NuPowr G3 card, with an AV video card.

Using Mklinux bootloader. I've only got the debian woody installer mach kernel to boot. and it only ends up at a grey screen.

Any ideas and help on a good combination of kernel and ramdisk image would be greatly appreciated.


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