Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
LiveCD boot on a 600mhz iBook2?
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo on PPC
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Dasuku
n00b
n00b


Joined: 02 Nov 2003
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:46 pm    Post subject: LiveCD boot on a 600mhz iBook2? Reply with quote

I'm trying to figure out how to boot the live cd on my 600mhz iBook2. I've tryed holding down the c as normal, but that does not work.

Any help?

Cheers. :D
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dasuku
n00b
n00b


Joined: 02 Nov 2003
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:12 pm    Post subject: It seems like the same problem as this person. Reply with quote

I've tryed all the stuff listed in this post:

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=117394
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BlueShift
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 04 Jun 2002
Posts: 114
Location: Belgium

PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2004 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for comfirming I'm not going crazy :)
I had this problem for a few months (as explained in the link you point to) Have you tried booting from a Yellowdog CD? other than that I have no idea what could have fixed it on my ibook.

Jan.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dasuku
n00b
n00b


Joined: 02 Nov 2003
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:44 am    Post subject: I'll give it a try Reply with quote

I'll give that a try, but it will take a week or 2 to get a cd of yellow dog. Its a little hard because I'm in the middle of china running off a 56k modem. :(
Thanks for the advice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dommel
n00b
n00b


Joined: 04 Apr 2004
Posts: 6
Location: Netherlands

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

H Dasuku
I also had a problem with booting from CD, what you should try is hold down the "alt" key when you hear that "dong" sound after switching on the laptop, you will then boot up into openfirmware and you will then get icons with CD or HD just click on CD.

Enjoy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dasuku
n00b
n00b


Joined: 02 Nov 2003
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2004 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the help, but that does not work (I tryed again just in case). It only shows my OS 9 and OS X Partitions and no CDROM> :(
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dchart
n00b
n00b


Joined: 04 Mar 2004
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try holding down apple-alt-O-F to get into *real* Open Firmware, which should give you a command line.

Type

boot cd:,\\:tbxi

That's: 'boot' space 'cd' colon comma backslash backslash colon 'tbxi'

Then hit return.

That should force the computer to try to boot the CD, and at least produce an error message if it can't.
_________________
David Chart
http://www.dchart.demon.co.uk/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sharjeep
n00b
n00b


Joined: 29 Mar 2004
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I swear every one of these machines behaves differently. On my old sawtooth, the Mandrake CD would boot but neither the Yellowdog nor the Gentoo CD would boot (and ydl is installed).

Holding down the option key during startup would EVENTUALLY find the Gentoo disk. The bootable drives (os9,osx,ydl) would show up right away, but it would take a long time for the CD to show up as a boot option. I have to sit and wait until the little watch turns back into a cursor arrow.
_________________
...wandering aimlessly through life...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dasuku
n00b
n00b


Joined: 02 Nov 2003
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dchart wrote:
Try holding down apple-alt-O-F to get into *real* Open Firmware, which should give you a command line.

Type

boot cd:,\\:tbxi

That's: 'boot' space 'cd' colon comma backslash backslash colon 'tbxi'

Then hit return.

That should force the computer to try to boot the CD, and at least produce an error message if it can't.


When I try that it gives me a load-size error. :(

Side Note: I poped in a YellowDog CD (The first and only cd i have of it) and it booted right in. Its odd that it will not boot gentoo (the cd is fine, I checked).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dchart
n00b
n00b


Joined: 04 Mar 2004
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. Maybe I got the incantation wrong. That's the error I got last time I mis-typed.

Type 'printenv' in open firmware.

Towards the bottom of the list is the default boot command. You want to replace the hd in that with a cd.

If the disk still doesn't boot, there is almost certainly something wrong with the disk. If the checksum was fine, there may be a problem in the burn.
_________________
David Chart
http://www.dchart.demon.co.uk/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Gentoo on PPC All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum