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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:43 pm    Post subject: Gentoo Linux PPC G4 LiveCD Reply with quote

Is there a reliable mirror where I can download the PPC LiveCD for G4? An internet search lists many mirror sites. However, going to each one, I find the G4 folder is always empty. The only LiveCD ISOs I can find are for G5.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what stage install are you planing on doing (if stage one, it does nto really matter between those) i think that the g4,g5, discs are talking about the grp stage three install.....

correct me if im wrong


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. This is basically what I want to do:

I want to use the 1.4 G4 LiveCD to boot into a self-contained Linux environment. I want to see how well I can use Gentoo just by using the LiveCD. I then want to use parted (which I believe is included on the LiveCD) to shrink my HFS+ partition and prepare for OSX/Linux dual boot. I may ultimately want to do a grp stage 3 install to dual boot between OSX and Gentoo.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is what you need..... install gentoo 2004.0 not 1.4 (1.4 is outdated... maybe why you could not find it)


grab install-universal-ppc-2004.0.iso at
ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/gentoo/releases/ppc/2004.0/livecd/universal/

then grab the g4 packages cd (you said grp... this has the main ones... kde... openoffice.... mozilla... etc) at

ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/gentoo/releases/ppc/2004.0/livecd/g4/


have fun!!!!



killfire

ps. if you are ever looking for anything check two things:
ibiblio.org/pub/linux
and look to see if a new version is out (once new versions emerge, a lot of times the old disappear)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you resize HFS+ partitions using parted on the Gentoo CD? I think I tried it but it didn't let me do that. I could copy an HFS+ partition to another location though.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i do not know..... i have never tried myself (went for the destructive, entire disk partitioning... :)

but i have heard it mentioned that you can resize a partition to make room for gentoo.... so thats resizing a hfs+ partition... the only way to find out is try
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

raman wrote:
Can you resize HFS+ partitions using parted on the Gentoo CD? I think I tried it but it didn't let me do that. I could copy an HFS+ partition to another location though.


There is something called "Disc Utility" on the OSX install discs. Stick Disc 1 in, reboot and hold down "C" on the keyboard to boot into the cd, then click on the installer on the top menu and click Disc Utility, I believe from there you can resize your HFS partition.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently used a 2004.0 Universal CD1 to install gentoo on a powermac g5 and I used parted on the CD1 to shrink the OS X partition. I've no problems later in linux or OS X (apart from the fact the date was wrong after the gentoo installation). Of course back-up your OS X if unsure.
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