Problems installing 3.11 on a PowerMac G4 MDD (3,6)
  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 293 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
    Got some strange problems on my G4 MDD (3,6) installing MorphOS 3.11. It has got a SiL 3112 SATA controller (PCI), with a Samsung SSD 840 Pro and a Western Digital WD5000LPLX HDD connected. USB mouse and keyboard are connected via an Aten US 424 USB switch. Booting and using the MorphOS 3.11 .iso works perfectly fine. However:

    1.) As soon I copy files around on the SSD or HDD (during the install or manually), I 'lose' USB devices. Disconnecting them and plugging them back into the switch makes them working again, but they get lost againg during file operations.

    2.) Installing on the SSD with sectorsize 16384 freezes the G4 after installing 5 files (files count during the install process). Using sectorsize 8192 the install process holds on a litte longer copying about 1000 files, but still freezes the machine. Using sectorsize 4096 installing sometimes completes successfully, sometimes not.

    Are these common pitfalls on MorphOS for this system? Under Gentoo Linux (kernel 5.0.21) this system runs without glitches.
    Talos II Secure Workstation. [Gentoo Linux] | PMac G5 7,3. PBook G4 5,8. [MorphOS 3.12; Gentoo/Void/Adelie Linux] | A1200. ACA-1233, Indivision AGA Mk2. [Amiga OS 3.2]
  • »10.06.19 - 10:44
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 293 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
    Same with MorphOS 3.12 on this machine. :-(

    I swapped the Samsung SSD 840 Pro with a SanDisk SSD Plus 'cause former had problems on Linux too. But that's the only change I made.

    I don't think this is a hardware issue as installing 3 different Linux distros from DVD worked. Also the G4 3,6 runs Linux without problems (doing loads of building stuff).
    Talos II Secure Workstation. [Gentoo Linux] | PMac G5 7,3. PBook G4 5,8. [MorphOS 3.12; Gentoo/Void/Adelie Linux] | A1200. ACA-1233, Indivision AGA Mk2. [Amiga OS 3.2]
  • »07.10.19 - 00:04
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  • Order of the Butterfly
    Order of the Butterfly
    ernsteiswuerfel
    Posts: 293 from 2015/6/18
    From: Funeralopolis
    To sort out DVD problems I booted the G4 via USB stick which worked fine.

    Installing MorphOS on this machine still does not work. Like described above the G4 freezes somewhere during copying the files. Additionally I get a "DEAD USB DEVICE" error requester for the USB stick.

    Already filed a bug to morphos@ml.morphos-team.net about it.
    Talos II Secure Workstation. [Gentoo Linux] | PMac G5 7,3. PBook G4 5,8. [MorphOS 3.12; Gentoo/Void/Adelie Linux] | A1200. ACA-1233, Indivision AGA Mk2. [Amiga OS 3.2]
  • »13.10.19 - 14:51
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