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From: Steven Presser <steve160@...>
Subject: Trouble with install on Old World G3 Powerbook 'wallstreet'
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 08:26:42 -0400
Hi everyone,
	First off, let me apologize if my questions have been answered  
extensively many times, because I'm new to gentoo, and haven't quite  
learned my way around the documentation yet (although google couldn't  
find me answers either).
	I recently acquired a second generation g3 wallstreet (also  
occasionally noted as a mainstreet, and noted by Apple as 'Powerbook  
G3 series').  I looked a several other unix/linux operating systems  
and picked gentoo for its customizability (with limited hard drive  
space, picking what goes on and what doesn't is rather important to me).
	I'm currently trying to do a networkless install, using the ppc- 
universal cd, and I'm caught setting up BootX.  I've downloaded BootX  
1.1.3 (for some reason BootX1.2.2 refused to unstuff on my OS9  
install), and attempted to copy the correct kernel from CD.  However,  
this is where I'm caught.  The install documentation lists a kernel  
named apple and a file named apple.igz.  On the ppc32 install cd,  
however, these files are nowhere in evidence.  Am I missing something  
really simple?  Can someone tell me exactly which files need to be  
copied to BootX's Linux Kernels folder?
	So far I've tried coping ppc32 and ppc32.igz from /boot on the cd,  
and renaming ppc32.igz as required by BootX for it to be seen as a  
ramdisk (this is purely guesswork), but BootX did not enable booting  
with a ramdisk.  Attempting to boot this way panics because the root  
filesystem cannot be found.  Subsequently, I attempted to boot from  
the cd by playing with paramaters (it turns out the cd is /dev/hdc on  
my machine).  The current panic I'm getting reads:
No Filesystem could mount root, tried: ext3 ext2 squshfs vfat iso9660  
xfs
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown- 
block(1,0)
OR
Failed to execute /linuxrc.  Attempting defaults...
Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found.  try passing init= option  
to the kernel.
with the second one more prevalent.

	Thanks in advance for your help,
	Steve
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