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From: Enlightened User <linux@...>
Subject: Re: Re: New install - Unable to get my ppc Mac Mini to boot the root partition
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 19:31:20 -0400
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@...>  
> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 1:50 PM, Joe Fox <jwfoxjr@...> 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@...> 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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