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IIRC, there were problems w/ BootX and OS 9.x. Seems there was a thread on
that on the YellowDogLinux list a year or so ago. I don't remember the
solution being "extensions off," but, hey, if it works.....
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Rob Raines
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 11:35 PM
Subject: Re: [gentooppc-user] BootX problem
On 4/30/02 8:27 AM, "Ben Sayer" <bsayer@...> wrote:
>> I picked up a bit of the answer from a SuSE readme file. It specifies
>> that if one gets a crc error during the boot, one should restart MacOS
>> without extensions (hold down the shift key) and then repeat the BootX
>> procedure. This does indeed work for me in that I get to a very different
>> part of the installation process (keymap selection).
> I found that, in addition to the above, I needed to create symlinks for /
> usr/bin/cat, /usr/bin/cut, /usr/bin/clear, and /sbin/ifconfig to busybox
> in the initrd image then use the new image as a ramdisk. The emerge rsync
> is in progess now...
> P.S. I found that turning virtual memory off in MacOS was what was
> required to end the crc error--booting without extensions accomplished
> this (and more).
Hey it works! I booted up my mac w extensions off, and booted bootx and I
actually got the installer. My mac is running 9.1 so some older OS's might
run fine. I can now actually start playing with this thing.
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