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Re: Newbie PPC Core 4 questions

On 9/21/05 9:34 AM, "Michael A. Peters" <mpeters mac com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-09-21 at 09:18 -0700, Adam Boettiger wrote:
>> I've tried downloading the PPC version of Core 4 several times to CD-R.
>> Mediacheck shows all but the first .iso pass. Regardless of which mirror I
>> use, the first .iso file always seems to faily the Mediacheck.
>> I'm wishing to dual-partition my PowerBook G4 with OS X and Core 4. For the
>> life of me I cannot understand why one file would fail the Media check from
>> all mirrors.
> There's a bug in mediacheck. With some CD drives, it is not reliable.

Okay, mediacheck fails on .iso disc one PPC. But you and others say there is
a bug in it, so I just continued the install, skipping the check. I get
initialization lines scrolling on the install of disc 1 for about 30
seconds, then it just stops and the screen goes blank - even before I can
get to disc 2 and any configuration of the install.

I've burned 3 sets of iso files - one directly from the Redhat servers, two
from different mirrors. The same thing happens every time. I've tried both a
GUI install hitting return as well as a text install using 'linux
textinstall' and the same thing happens. I end up each time having to force
quit the laptop by powering it down holding the power button down until it
goes off and then restarting it again.

I can see it's starting Anaconda, so something is happening... Just can't
get past disc 1.

The only thing I have not tried is to burn and boot from the single DVD
image, and that only because my DVD drive is read-only.

This install is going into an unpartitioned drive so as to let the
partitioner set optimium settings for swap etc.

I have ordered Linux Yellow Dog on CD's. Other than going back to Core 3,
does anyone have anything else I should try?


Mac PowerBook G4, 80G HD, 20G LaCie external USB drive (yes I called Apple
and they said I could install it into the external HD...)
1 GHz RAM, Aluminum PowerBook

Adam Boettiger

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