Mac G3 Beige

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at
Fri Dec 8 12:56:57 UTC 2006

On 12/7/06, Frarquit <frarquit at> wrote:
>  Hi
>  I`ve download CD Alternate Xubuntu 6.06.1 Powerpc and installed into a Mac
> G3 Beige (233).
>  But, since the machine is a called Mac OldWorld, I had to recompiled the
> kernel to access the floppy (I don`t know if there was another easier way)
>  So, I would like to know if you could help me about two points:
>  1. How could I access the printer? Using the setserial command? If so,
> whitch are the parameters? or Will I have to recompile the kernel again? and
> configuring which modules?
>  2. As there are instructions to BootX to boot Breezy`liveCD in Mac OldWorld
> Machines, I believe that there are to versions Dapper and Edgy too. So, do
> anyone knows which are the correspondents arguments to BootX?

Unfortunately, the kernel on the liveCD won't boot an Oldworld. I
believe the kernel on the Dapper alternate CD will, at least on my
PowerBook G3 ("Wallstreet").

Regardless of the kernel, the BootX arguments will be similar as they
are dependent on your hardware (the video arguments) and the
partitions on your hard drive (the root= argument).

The printer is slightly harder (though easy if you have been compiling
your own kernel!) -- you will need to insert the kernel module for Mac
serial ports. I'm not at my Mac right now so I can't tell you exactly
which one. If you can't find it write again and I'll find it.

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