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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:32 pm    Post subject: iBook G3 300Mhz problem Reply with quote

Hi

Sorry i dont speak english very well. My friend give me ibook G3 300Mhz. I want install gentoo on it. But I have i strange problem. Actually i have on it Mac OS 8.6. Maybe I write what i'm do:

1. Put gentoo live cd (minimal) in to cdrom.
2. restart ibook.
3. Press and hold apple + option + o + f
4. Next i'm write:
boot cd:,\boot\yaboot
5. Live cd is booting now. Everything is ok but when live starting i get a error:

Kernel Panic - Not Syncing : VFS : Unable to mount root fs on unknow block etc.


I know what this problem mean but i dont know how i can repair it.
I use many linux distribution (slackware, gentoo, debian, pld etc) but i never use it on iBook. Please help me i dont want work on mac os :)

Maybe somthing is wrong in my cd-rom.. i dont know.. please help me :)
Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try holding down 'c' on boot, it should just boot the InstallCD, there's no need to go into open firmware. I'd also recommend reading the Gentoo handbook for help with the install, it explains this and a few other things that are different from non-ppc machines.

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the answer but still nothing. I press down c when system starting and cd is booting. When i saw prompt "boot:" i press enter. System is starting. But again i watch :

Quote:
scheduling while atomic: swapper/0x00000002/0
PCI: Cannot allocate resources region 0 of device 0001:10:19.0
Kernel panic - not syncing : VFS : Unable to mount fs on unknow-block (1,0)


I read handbook, but i dont see anything about this problem. I dont check md5sum, maybe cd is broken?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've just installed gentoo on G3 600mhz ibook. I used this 'know-how' :idea:
1) install cd gentoo (minimal) / not live cd, i've experienced some booting problems
2) gentoo handbook / http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml
3) additional help at http://www.desertsol.com/~kevin/ppc/

I'm almost n00b in linux. Thanks to sources mentioned above i've managed to get with almost no problems running gentoo and X.

Good luck.
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