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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 9:53 pm    Post subject: Kernel 2.6 for CHRP PPC (B50) with GCLOOP support Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm trying many ways to install Gentoo 2004.1 on a B50 without success.

I tryed with a root disk from Debian, but it's TAR doesn't support bz2,
so I'm asking you guys if you have a usefull root disk to install Gentoo 2004.1 on PPC, or if you have some 2.6 chrp kernel with gcloop support that I can use to try boot the live.gcloop from CD.

Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 1:42 am    Post subject: Re: Kernel 2.6 for CHRP PPC (B50) with GCLOOP support Reply with quote

hgfischer wrote:
I tryed with a root disk from Debian, but it's TAR doesn't support bz2

The releases of tar in Stable, Testing and Unstable all support bzip2. [I'm not sure about Potato, but you shouldn't be using anything older than Woody anyway]. Make sure that you have the "bzip2" (without the quotes, obviously) package installed on your system.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tar version included on the root.bin disk that I got from the woody chrp path on Debian's FTP is very old. (that's what I hate on debian).
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The version of tar on the Woody PPC root floppy image is older than the version included in the Woody release? OK; it sounds quite unlikely to me, but I can't be bothered to check. More likely (again, I can't be bothered to check) bzip2 is not included on the floppy image due to space constraints.

Why don't you simply use those Debian floppies to do a minimum Woody install (no dselect, no tasksel) which would require only around 80 megs, and then follow the 6. Installing Gentoo from an existing Linux distribution section of the Gentoo handbook to install Gentoo alongside from there? Apologies if I've misunderstood the steps you've taken, but it sounds as though you've been trying to install Gentoo directly from the rather limited environment provided by the root disk.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your suggestion. I'll try using SuSE PPC 7.1 that I have here and install gentoo from inside SuSE.

I still think that if someone could help on getting a 2.6.x CHRP kernel with gcloop support we could boot from Gentoo CD and do the installation.

That could be much more simple and would help the Gentoo PPC project a lot.

Sorry for my "english" writing...
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