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From: Enlightened User <linux@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Re: New install - Unable to get my ppc Mac Mini to boot the root partition
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 23:31:35
Message-Id: 35F898EB-790B-42EB-811E-813461154C2A@nc.rr.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Re: New install - Unable to get my ppc Mac Mini to boot the root partition by Mark Knecht
Could the root device now be referred to as /dev/sda4 (SCSI Disk  
support) with the kernel now loading?
You should be able to pass the root device to the kernel at boot time  
(root=/dev/sda4).
If you are able to get past the root filesystem check (the disk is  
referred to as sda instead of hda), then you will need to update your / 
etc/fstab to reflect the different device names.

Barry

On Sep 2, 2010, at 5:55 PM, Mark Knecht wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 2:35 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com> > wrote: >> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 1:50 PM, Joe Fox <jwfoxjr@×××××.com> wrote: >>> Mark, >>> >>> Did you compile in your ext2/ext3 support as a module or >>> statically into the >>> kernel? If you compiled them as modules, then you need to create >>> an inirtrd >>> that includes the drivers to load on boot. >>> >>> Just a thought. >>> >>> Joe >>> >>> >>> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Mark Knecht >>> <markknecht@×××××.com> wrote: >>>> >>>> /dev/hda4 / ext3 noatime >>> >> >> I believe they are both built-in: >> >> livecd ~ # cat /mnt/gentoo/usr/src/linux/.config | grep EXT2 >> CONFIG_EXT2_FS=y >> CONFIG_EXT2_FS_XATTR=y >> CONFIG_EXT2_FS_POSIX_ACL=y >> CONFIG_EXT2_FS_SECURITY=y >> # CONFIG_EXT2_FS_XIP is not set >> livecd ~ # cat /mnt/gentoo/usr/src/linux/.config | grep EXT3 >> CONFIG_EXT3_FS=y >> # CONFIG_EXT3_DEFAULTS_TO_ORDERED is not set >> CONFIG_EXT3_FS_XATTR=y >> CONFIG_EXT3_FS_POSIX_ACL=y >> CONFIG_EXT3_FS_SECURITY=y >> livecd ~ # >> >> - Mark >> > > Anyone else able to chime in before I give up on PowerPC again? Sure > would like to get this running again. > > QUESTION: Is there a way to rebuild partition 1 on these Apple disks? > The one labeled 'Apple_partition_map '? Seems like that's the only > thing I haven't touched yet having rebuilt this machine twice. > > Again, this machine has run Gentoo for a few years. I was doing a > major emerge -e @world operation which seemed to finish successfully > but when I rebooted the kernel doesn't see the drive. I've rebuilt the > machine 2 more times from scratch and continue to be stumped by this > problem. > > Thanks, > Mark >

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