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From: "Mark Knecht" <markknecht@...>
Subject: Re: Mac Mini PPC - Is this the right list?
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 13:37:47 -0700
On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 1:15 PM, matt hull <mattmatteh@...> wrote:
>
>
>    This is my first PPC machine. I have used Gentoo for years as a
> user type so I've probably built 30 x86 boxes but never a PPC so I
> wasn't sure how to configure the kernel by hand so I swiped the
> /proc/config.gz fine from the CD boot environment and pushed it down
> into the chroot to use to configure my first PPC kernel. Does that
> sound reasonable for a Mac Mini? I ran make oldconfig and just hit
> enter until it finished. I figured if that kernel config could boot
> the machine from the CD it should be OK for a first kernel from the
> hard drive. Would you agree
> the gentoo handbook tells you how to configure the kernel.
>
> http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml?part=1&chap=7
>
> Code Listing 3.1: Invoking menuconfig
>
>
> # cd /usr/src/linux
> # make pmac32_defconfig
> # make menuconfig
>
> the default enables most if not all the ppc options you might need.  after
> you get it working you will probably want to start removing some.
>
> matt

Thanks Matt. I have the system built and running at this point. I had
some trouble with yaboot, and still am to some extent, but the machine
is booting and I can ssh in so I'm in pretty good shape at this point.

My question at this time is how to append kernel boot options in
/etc/yaboot.conf. When I boot the apple kernel from the Gentoo CD then
when it switches to (I guess) the framebuffer where I see Tux the text
on my monitor is jerky and not too readable. However if I use the
suggested version

apple video=ofonly

then the text is fine. Scanning around on the web I found this example
of how to do the same thing in yaboot.conf:

image=/boot/kernel-2.4.26-gentoo-r3
	label=2.4.26-gentoo-r3
	root=/dev/hda4
	append="video=ofonly"
	read-only

I have added this to my /etc/yaboot.conf file but the video is still
jumping around and isn't too readable.

None the less the machine is completely up and running and doing an
emerge -DuN system so this machine, which has sat on the shelf
untouched for over a year, is not usable hardware thanks to Gentoo.

Cheers,
Mark
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