Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-user

From: Joseph Jezak <josejx@g.o>
To: gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Gentoo ppc - still supported?
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 20:05:09
Message-Id: 4C781674.7080708@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Gentoo ppc - still supported? by Mark Knecht
On 08/27/10 12:19, Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 10:27 PM, Terin Stock <terinstock@×××××××××.net> wrote: >> If it's just going to be sitting in a closet collecting Apple-dust, then I'd >> say yes, it's certainly worth the extra effort. >> :P >> -- >> #Terin Stock >> > Worse - it would likely just go in the trash. You can buy these things > on Ebay sometimes as low as $50 so I was just thinking it didn't make > a lot of sense to spend time and money on it, but that's not a good > attitude so maybe I should give it a try. > > I'll ask some questions in this thread. If I need to create another > then I'll do that. > > BACKGROUND: I'm primarily an x86 Gentoo user since 1999. I'm a > hardware guy and not an IT guy and don't have _any_ sys admin > background other than managing my own Gentoo boxes. I'm familiar with > the distro from the sense of keeping my machines running after using > Gentoo for a decade. I know NOTHING about Apple machines. I do audio > recording and bought the Mac to play with Apple OS X apps but grew > tired of OS X pretty quickly and started using this machine as a > MythTV backend server a few years ago. > > STATUS: The machine starts booting, the kernel comes up and runs > through and it starts initializing all the services and what not. > (Where it says either [OK] or [!!]. ) It gets to 'Checking root > filesystem ... ' and then fails with a 'superblock could not be read' > message. I tried the suggest e2fsck -b 8193 command but that didn't > work. It's never worked for me. > > Since I was going to do a complete machine rebuild anyway - I haven't > touched it in quite awhile as I didn't want to update Myth - I thought > I'd try using a new CD. (the reason I started this thread.) When > booting from either 2008 or 2009 CD I get the boot screen. If I hit > enter I get a message about ramdisk loading and then > > Invalid memory address at SRR0:0197a930 SRR1:00083030 > > but is also says > > Apple PowerMac 1-,2.4.9.4f0 BootROM built on 7/6/05 > > Welcome to Open Firmware > > To continue booting type mac-boot > ok > If I try mac-boot it just hangs at: > > "Loading second stage bootstrap..." > > > Now this page > > http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml > > doesn't even mention the Mac Mini so I'm guessing it's part of the New > World class of machines. The instructions suggest: > > boot: apple video=ofonly > > but I get a message > > cd:2,apple: Unknown or corrupt filesystem > > So, am I doing something wrong trying to boot from the CD or is the > machine somehow not working correctly? > > Thanks, > Mark > >
I think the kernel might have gotten renamed, but missed in the documentation. Please try using ppc32 instead of apple. I suspect it's trying to boot a 64 bit kernel instead of the 32 bit one. -Joe

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