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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I said before, 2005.1 is broken on OW, it's really not worth trying to work around the problems until I get a new kernel working.

As for 2005.0, can you try adding doscsi to the kernel parameters? What kernel parameters were you using already?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoseJX wrote:
As I said before, 2005.1 is broken on OW, it's really not worth trying to work around the problems until I get a new kernel working.


Yeah, sorry 'bout that, but had to try. ;)

JoseJX wrote:
As for 2005.0, can you try adding doscsi to the kernel parameters? What kernel parameters were you using already?

These were the parameters in use at the time:
<4>Kernel command line: ramdisk_size=64000 rw init=/linuxrc cdroot

With doscsi there is no change. It still fails when mounting filesystems - No such device... What device is it looking for, got any ideas?
Sorry to have become a bother. ;)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I eventually got around to use lazloman's solution, and it worked for me.
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-2789339.html

Seems like all it needed was some extra kernel attributes - these are the ones lazloman reccommend:
rw init=/linuxrc looptype=squashfs loop=/livecd.squashfs udev nodevfs cdroot root=/dev/ram0
so, a good mixture of the ones in the 2005.0 and 2005.1 handbooks it would seem?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are the ones in the 2005.0/2005.1 handbooks. :p
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, those same kernel options allowed my G3 Tower to boot to the 2005.0 CD. I'm in business.

Good luck with getting 2005.1 to work, JoseJX, and thanks a bunch for all the help you've provided so far.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoseJX wrote:
As I said before, 2005.1 is broken on OW, it's really not worth trying to work around the problems until I get a new kernel working.


I seem to have found the relevant thread for my problem: installing 2005.1 on OW fails due to missing scsi support and hence no CD rom to mount.
Since this thread has been silent for a while I wonder is there an updated/fixed kernel for 2005.1 available yet? Or is my best option 2005.0 ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2005.0 is still your best option, I'll make sure 2006.0 works on OW before release. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I'm halfway through a 2005.1 Gentoo install on my Powermac 8500 and I ran into the same issue, presumably as MESH wasn't loading on from the RAM disk or whatnot. Anyways, I'm lazy and it was all of 2AM when I started this install, so I figured that instead of downloading and burning the 2005.0 that I'd just download the install CD and copy the G3G4 kernel and image over to the mac.

I loaded up the G3G4 image using the original G3G4 kernal (not the OW-Kernel) and popped in the 2005.1 install CD. The installer pulled up the 2005.1 CD perfectly and I'm now happily installing my OS.

So, while you have to use the 2005.0 installer to boot, it doesn't seem like there's a terrible issue in installing 2005.1 after that.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is in fact exactly what I did as well :)
Install with the 2005.1 CD, but boot with the G3G4 kernel and initrd from the 2005.0 CD
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now the one shitty thing I have found is that the modprobe command no longer works as modprobe looks for the modules.dep file in "/lib/modules/2.6.10-gentoo-r8-G3G4/" rather than the 2005.1 directory, "/lib/modules/2.6.14-r5/". I tried fooling modprobe by changing the directory's name, but then it complained that the module type didn't match.

Oh well.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

8-bitDesigner wrote:
Now the one shitty thing I have found is that the modprobe command no longer works as modprobe looks for the modules.dep file in "/lib/modules/2.6.10-gentoo-r8-G3G4/" rather than the 2005.1 directory, "/lib/modules/2.6.14-r5/". I tried fooling modprobe by changing the directory's name, but then it complained that the module type didn't match.
Oh well.

Change all 2.6.14-r5 for 2.6.10-gentoo-r8-G3G4 in modules.dep.
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