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cmuench
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 2:19 am    Post subject: Help installing on G3 Reply with quote

I downloaded the Gentoo LiveCD for PPC 2005.0 and I can't boot from it. I hold down the "C" key and then the MAC happy smily guy appears and then the computer just reboots. I really want to put Gentoo on this machine. I also tried a Ubuntu Live CD and it did the same thing. Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What model is it exactly? OldWorld macs may require some extra tinkering to install. Consult the handbook at the chapter "Alternative: Booting the Installation CD with BootX"

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml?part=1&chap=2
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is thePowerMAc G3 Beige Tower.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, so that is an OldWorld mac. It won't boot any linux cd, so you need use BootX in order to boot linux. You will also need some version of MacOS installed in order to do that.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am installing MAC OS 9.2 now So how do I install BootX? Thanks
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