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Hey, I have a G3/266 desktop revision 3 motherboard.  I can't seem to boot linux PPC from the internal HD.  Everything I try i Get no luck, any idea's at all, im totally stumped, ive tried EVERYTHING here is my partition map:
Partition map (with 512 byte blocks) on '/dev/ata0.0' (/dev/hda)
 #:                type name    length   base    ( size )
 1: Apple_partition_map Apple       63 @ 1      
 2:     Apple_UNIX_SVR2 root    307200 @ 64      (150.0M)
 3:     Apple_UNIX_SVR2 usr    1024000 @ 307264  (500.0M)
 4:     Apple_UNIX_SVR2 opt     512000 @ 1331264 (250.0M)
 5:     Apple_UNIX_SVR2 home    573440 @ 1843264 (280.0M)
 6:     Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap     87167 @ 2416704 ( 42.6M)
 
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by:TheHub
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Does your machine boot at all?
Is there another volume mounted with an OS on it?
Does it boot from that other volume with the other (Mac)OS?
Will your LinuxOS boot another computer from the Partition map you have outlined?
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http://www.linuxppc.org/ans/anslist.html
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by:identd
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After slaving away for 7 hours last night i found the problem, i just needed bootx, and this key likem root=/dev/hdaX (where X is the root partition) Sorry, but Ill give yea the points anyways, why not =P
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by:identd
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After slaving away for 7 hours last night i found the problem, i just needed bootx, and this key line... root=/dev/hdaX (where X is the root partition) Sorry, but Ill give yea the points anyways, why not =P
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Thanx. Mucho appreciado.
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