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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:37 am    Post subject: Need InstallCD - No CD burner. Where can I get it? Reply with quote

I'm in a bit of a pickle. I have Gentoo running just fine on my iBook but my installCD is nicked. I need to do a couple of chores with the CD and was hoping to get a CD from the Gentoo store but only the 2006.0 is available. No big deal really but it's also the LiveCD and I'd much rather use the Minimal Install CD. I looked around the websites that sell Linux CD's but none of these have this version. So I ask where can I get it?

Alternately, I know how to dd an ISO to a USB flash drive, but have no idea how to boot it.

Any Ideas?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

System Rescue CD is Gentoo based, boots to only a console by default, and has instructions for booting from a usb drive. However, the PowerPC version is out of date and marked as unstable, so I don't know if it will work.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:28 am    Post subject: Re: Need InstallCD - No CD burner. Where can I get it? Reply with quote

Dirk.R.Gently wrote:
I'm in a bit of a pickle. I have Gentoo running just fine on my iBook but my installCD is nicked. I need to do a couple of chores with the CD and was hoping to get a CD from the Gentoo store but only the 2006.0 is available. No big deal really but it's also the LiveCD and I'd much rather use the Minimal Install CD. I looked around the websites that sell Linux CD's but none of these have this version. So I ask where can I get it?

Alternately, I know how to dd an ISO to a USB flash drive, but have no idea how to boot it.

Any Ideas?


To boot a USB disk you'd need to either set it in BIOs [as the primary boot device, or anything before the hard drive really], or tell whatever your boot menu is [I've never touched a Mac, so I can't help you with that-- nor do I know if you've already installed GRUB on it] to boot from /dev/whateveryourdiskis.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Need InstallCD - No CD burner. Where can I get it? Reply with quote

Dirk.R.Gently wrote:
Alternately, I know how to dd an ISO to a USB flash drive, but have no idea how to boot it.

There is an Ubuntu tutorial that covers booting from a USB memory stick. It should work with Gentoo:

https://help.ubuntu.com/6.10/ubuntu/installation-guide/powerpc/ch05s01.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Need InstallCD - No CD burner. Where can I get it? Reply with quote

TravisBy wrote:
do I know if you've already installed GRUB on it] to boot from /dev/whateveryourdiskis.


My understanding is that you cannot do this with GRUB since the USB drivers get loaded too far into the boot process.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GRUB doesn't work on PPC.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Appreciate all the help guys, Sodki. I got a chance to try this out this last weekend but :cry: unfortunately it looks like some open firmwares will not recognize usb disks. :( :( :(

Anyways, I researched this a bit, so I jotted it down. Please feel free to correct what is needed.
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