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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:41 pm    Post subject: installing gentoo on PowerBook G3 Reply with quote

Hi all.

Im (read trying to install) installing gentoo on an old Macintosh PowerBook G3 so i can use it as a apache/postgresql server no x no nothing else.

I have installed bootX on my mac os 9.1 and it boots the livecd.
it shows some text for a split second (something about arch) (how did i see it in a split second? im pretty fast)
then i see tux in the top left corner and i see no more text...

settings for bootX 1.2.2 are:

kernel: ppc32
ramdisk size: 32000 (changes to 8192 after reboot (problem prolly here? clever huh?))
More kernel arguments:
cdroot root=/dev/ram0 init=linuxrc loop=image.squashfs looptype=squashfs console=tty0
have also tried appending video=ofonly to the string above

Under the options menu:
force video settings (checked)
use specified RAM Disk (checked) ppc32.igz

have read the gentoo handbook, but to no avail :(
Any feed back would be great.... thx a lot

Btw using the universal ppc gentoo installation medium.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try the 2005.1 release instead, 2006.0 doesn't work on all OW machines. :( You're also going to get much more useful help by posting PPC questions in the PPC forum.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Gentoo on PPC.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx for the tip, but where do i fetch the 2005.1 ppc version? can only find 2006 versions on the mirrors???

jeez im a noob! :oops:
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look in the historic directory
http://gentoo.osuosl.org/releases/historical/ppc/
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