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Old 26th January 2012
daemonfowl daemonfowl is offline
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Default A Newbie installation adventure targetting an old ibook G3

Hi Daemon hackers !

just a beginner's installation I'd like to share here :

I took off an airport card from a broken titanium powerbook .. put it inside my old and lovely ibook G3 (Dual USB) .. insert Openbsd.5.0 macppc CD .. booted .. chose MBR instead of HFS as suggested since I m using the whole disk for OpenBSD ..

a post-install tweak : rebooting on openfirmware I typed :
setenv boot-device hd:,ofwboot /bsd
reset all

everything's fine except : wi0 : no link .. sleeping .. so I had to use gem0

so ,
1- how to solve the wi0 problem ?
(the openfirmware driver is already installed )

2- how to set X the correct way ? two lines one vertical left and the other horizontal low cross the already small screen ..

by the way , when I installed openbsd 4.8 on this very ibook , this didn't happen and X nicely fills the screen ..

truly , I don't want to mess my ibook on a far-fetched TigerOSX which doesn't support vidalia while compelling me to use old opera/old firefox/old everything ..

to be frank , I've never been as happier as when I met *BSD .. still much on the road to learn and grok ..

ps . the airport card worked well when I installed MacOsX 10.4 on the ibook

Last edited by daemonfowl; 26th January 2012 at 02:32 PM.
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