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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:08 am    Post subject: 2004.3 on iMac Reply with quote

I have an iMac DV SE that I am trying to get Gentoo installed on, using the latest universal PPC iso 2004.3. Created the partitions for the install using mac-fdisk, but the hda3 and hda4 devices are not in /dev, so I cannot mke2fs or mkswap those new partitions. I tried to run mkdev, but the Gentoo team seems to have forgotten to include it on the livecd. I there another way I can create the devices for the root and swap partitions so I can get them formatted and mounted?? Appreciate *any*
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I was able to get my original issue resolved. It seems that when you use fdisk rather than mac-fdisk, it borks the partition table. A forum search revealed a dd command to fix this issue, and then you just recreate the partitions the right way...

New problem: PAM will not let me in my new install. When trying to login as root, it is giving a PAM critical error: immediately terminated. I see there are alot of people having issues with the latest PAM, even a couple of bug reports, but I have not found a solution that will let me in the box... HELP!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reboot with cd, chroot into your install and downgrade pam
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:49 am    Post subject: PAM critical error Reply with quote

i have exactly the same problem:
do you know which is a safe version of PAM to downgrate to?
And you really think this is the problem?
I'll search for some solution, and i'll be back!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem is that the pam useflag is not set correctly in the profile linked to by the installer. Please either switch your profile (change the /etc/make.profile link to /usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/ppc/2004.3) or add pam to your use flags. You will probably want to also run an emerge world --newuse to make sure that pam gets included in everything.

As for the original issue, as stated in the install docs, you need to use mac-fdisk on disks that are partitioned with a mac partitioning scheme. fdisk is included for use on Pegasos machines.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had the same problem with pam after installing 2004.3. Will there be a fix or should your workaround to bear in mind during install?
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