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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 9:10 pm    Post subject: Gentoo on old powerbook g3 (wallstreet) Reply with quote

Hi there!

Just wonderin', how much pain in the a** is it to install gentoo on an old powerbook g3 wallstreet?
I tried to install Ubuntu on it but I can't get it to boot into the system after install (using BootX).

Anyone with the experience?
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't imagine that it would be very difficult if you use the right stage tarballs etc... I'm doing "emerge -e system" on my XBOX with gentoo right now, hows that for an odd platform 8O Then agian I don't know what "wallstreet" means, and I'm asumeing that BootX is a grub alternative? I find gentoo a lot more flexiable then FC3, RH9, or Ubuntu (I've never used Ubuntu though). Lots of things on gentoo seam to just get auto configured the correct way, while on other distros they do not.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wallstreet is the computer "code name" ^^

hmm.. I guess I could try... ^^
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2005 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It should work, you may need the OW kernel I've provided here: http://dev.gentoo.org/~josejx/OW-Kernel.bz2

Feel free to ask if you have any problems.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2005 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your best bet is to search these forums for "bootx" and go from there. I've installed gentoo on several wallstreets many times. It comes down to opening a boot parameter text file and copying the parameters to your bootx arguments. Older releases yielded better results than newer releases for me. 2004.1 or 2004.2 worked IIRC.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2005 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure walstreet uses BootX?

I have gentoo on my Pismo, and it boots with yaboot.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2005 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the Ubuntu forums I was told to use BootX (since I'm running OS9 on it).
Also needed BootX to boot from the install CD.

I downloaded a PPC version, should I be able to run that?
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2005 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back to your first question. Can be a pain. Took several months of intermittent attempts to install on a beige minitower. Since then, brilliant.
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