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tommoyer324
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:24 pm    Post subject: Boot minimal cd => reboot Reply with quote

I am trying to install 2006.1 on an older B&W G3 PPC using the 2006.1 ppc minimal cd. I know the CD is okay, because I installed on another machine successfully. Every time I try to boot the G3 I get an error about /etc/init.d/clock and hwclock. I remember reading somewhere in the forums that as of 2006.1 a dead battery on the MB stops the CD from booting because of the clock not being a sane value. Is there anyway to bypass this? I tried the 2006.0 and I get a kernel panic when it is running the coldplug stuff. Any other suggestions?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the problem is in coldplug, try booting with nodetect. like 'kernelname nodetect'. If it boots enough to use the clock, set it, edit /etc/conf.d/clock to have CLOCK_SYSTOHC="yes", then reboot and see if it'll boot normally. I'd suggest setting the date in CMOS settings but damn, macs don't have that, do they?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If it boots enough to use the clock, set it, edit /etc/conf.d/clock to have CLOCK_SYSTOHC="yes", then reboot and see if it'll boot normally

This wouldn't have anysort of effect, becasue the battery in the system is dead. The clock setting won't hang around once the power is cut.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's why I said reboot, not power cycle.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Gentoo on PPC.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use this to set your clock:
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060814075952448

But instead of booting into macos with mac-boot, type boot cd:\ and it should boot from the LiveCD instead and things should be okay.
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