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vahirua
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:14 am    Post subject: What version of Gentoo for beige g3 Reply with quote

Hi
I've installed both Ydl and Mandrake on my old Beige G3 (160mb 266Mhz) but i've not been satisfied with them. So now im about to embark on the nice installation voyage :wink:
I've read a lot about different bootx arguments but I really cant find an answer to which version of gentoo that will work best with my machine. 2004.0, 1.4?
I've tried with 2004.0 but just got the black screen after the tux logo showed up. Seems that i'm not the only one with that problem..
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not go with the most recent release?

It is 2004.2.

To find it read this:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=230217

Note: Gentoo is a source base OS. So it takes some CPU/RAM energy to build the software packages.

After the installation
if you have a faster machine, I suggest that you use distcc (distributed compilation). If your faster machine is not a PowerPC, you can do distributed cross-compilation, but it is more difficult to setup:
http://www.sable.mcgill.ca/~dbelan2/crossdev/crossdev-powerpc-i686.html
But for now concentrate on the installation.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah!
Thanks a lot.. I'll try the distributed cc. Sounds quite fun to set it up, it's always nice to try new things.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might also want to build the packages on a faster machine (emerge --buildpkg) and then copy the resulting .bz2 files to the target machine and install them (emerge --usepkg).

Get your CFLAGS right on both machines to avoid pain.

CFLAGS="-O2 -pipe -mcpu=750 -mpowerpc-gfxopt -mmultiple -mstring"
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