Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-user

From: Joe Fox <jwfoxjr@×××××.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: Fri, 03 Sep 2010 12:43:41
Message-Id: AANLkTin4sfDw2TXCoNoLak661bcR3ZdXJJLz3sJGV5JY@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Re: New install - Unable to get my ppc Mac Mini to boot the root partition by Enlightened User
Barry,

That's a good idea.  I forgot about that.  I was was going to suggest that
Mark verify that he's compiling the right drive controller driver, but if
that was the case, he wouldn't have gotten as far as he did.

Joe Fox
Systems/Network Administrator

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On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 7:31 PM, Enlightened User <linux@×××××.com> wrote:

> 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 >> >> > >