Monitor goes off at end of boot sequence
Hello, thanks for the reply. I am not sure how to follow this as I used a 'netinst' version (also called 'squeeze'). It contains the installer and a very basic system. So there is no X11 software on the disk at all. The reason is that I have a very slow Internet connection and I also pay 10 bucks a gig for data. So I figured that I'd buy a complete DVD set of the Dabian Linux for my Mac G5 for under 10 bucks and save me 30!
Originally Posted by atreyu
So as you see there are none of these config or log files created or used.
To put it simply it formats the disk to the requested format, installs the basic software (no X11 content). I have a screen the whole way through the install and when it ends, it states it will restart off the Hard Drive. It does and I watch the boot process via the monitor. At about the end (somewhere where it sets the default monitor mode) the monitor says "no Signal" and never recovers. So I can't do anything to view or evaluate what has occurred. I don't even know for sure that the OS is operating at this point!
The exception to this is if I hit the ctr+C key repeatably, it sometimes breaks out of the script during the boot and leaves the screen operating. Unfortunately I have no idea where in the boot this is occurring and what has or hasn't been done to the monitors. It appears that sometimes I'm in a 'setup-defaultmonitors' or something like that script. As I have an Apple HD in the computer now, so I can use e-mail and the Internet so I can't read the other HD. I am going to try and put it in to see if the FS is legible to this Unix variety.
Would you have any idea as to where the boot would end up with a simple Linux setup without all the bells and whistles. I believe that's where I am. This disk is available via the Debian install area and it is about 240 MB instead of almost 5 GB. It's also specified for people that have very slow Internet access. Thanks for your help as even though I've ordered the 'whole enchilada' it hasn't even shipped yet! So I'd like to get it up in something, Linux like. Again thanks for you help.