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antrix
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:04 pm    Post subject: Current status of PPC Reply with quote

Hey, the time has come for me to install gentoo on my iBook G4. Firstly, where is the PPC 2004.2 release? Should i not use this as its obviously not been distrobuted to mirrors properly? (I finally found a mirror that has it). Will it work on my iBook G4?
Should I wait for 2004.3?

Is the PPC manual up to date so that I can follow it to install 2004.2? What are the chances of getting 2004.2 to work on my iBook? I have installed gentoo on several x86 platforms previously.

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:30 pm    Post subject: Here: Reply with quote

http://www.metadistribution.org/gentoo/2004.2/

I think tho this has been posted several times yet ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Current status of PPC Reply with quote

antrix wrote:
Hey, the time has come for me to install gentoo on my iBook G4. Firstly, where is the PPC 2004.2 release? Should i not use this as its obviously not been distrobuted to mirrors properly? (I finally found a mirror that has it). Will it work on my iBook G4?
Should I wait for 2004.3?


Hi,

I don't know about the iBook G4 stuff.

If you have a high-speed connection,
install the base system
emerge sync
emerge system
install most recent kernel 2.6.x
(On the iBook G3 sleep is broken on late 2.4.x)

You install Gentoo the same as an x86. The only diff concerns the boot loader. The good 20-year old BIOS is not used for PowerPC hardware. :)

Good luck and have fun!

iTux
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the iBook G4, expect no Airport Extreme, sleep or modem. I think everything else is possible but havn't had the time to configure things.
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