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From: Joe Fox <jwfoxjr@...>
Subject: Re: Re: New install - Unable to get my ppc Mac Mini to boot the root partition
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 08:42:52 -0400
Barry,<br><br>That&#39;s a good idea.  I forgot about that.  I was was going to suggest that Mark verify that he&#39;s compiling the right drive controller driver, but if that was the case, he wouldn&#39;t have gotten as far as he did.<br>

<br clear="all">Joe Fox<br>Systems/Network Administrator<br><br>Mobile# (716) 846-9308<br><a href="http://twitter.com/JWFoxJr">http://twitter.com/JWFoxJr</a><br>
<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 7:31 PM, Enlightened User <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:linux@...">linux@...</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); padding-left: 1ex;">

Could the root device now be referred to as /dev/sda4 (SCSI Disk support) with the kernel now loading?<br>
You should be able to pass the root device to the kernel at boot time (root=/dev/sda4).<br>
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.<br>
<br>
Barry<div><div></div><div class="h5"><br>
<br>
On Sep 2, 2010, at 5:55 PM, Mark Knecht wrote:<br>
<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); padding-left: 1ex;">
On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 2:35 PM, Mark Knecht &lt;<a href="mailto:markknecht@..." target="_blank">markknecht@...</a>&gt; wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); padding-left: 1ex;">
On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 1:50 PM, Joe Fox &lt;<a href="mailto:jwfoxjr@..." target="_blank">jwfoxjr@...</a>&gt; wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); padding-left: 1ex;">
Mark,<br>
<br>
Did you compile in your ext2/ext3 support as a module or statically into the<br>
kernel?  If you compiled them as modules, then you need to create an inirtrd<br>
that includes the drivers to load on boot.<br>
<br>
Just a thought.<br>
<br>
Joe<br>
<br>
<br>
On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Mark Knecht &lt;<a href="mailto:markknecht@..." target="_blank">markknecht@...</a>&gt; wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); padding-left: 1ex;">
<br>
/dev/hda4               /               ext3            noatime<br>
</blockquote>
<br>
</blockquote>
<br>
I believe they are both built-in:<br>
<br>
livecd ~ # cat /mnt/gentoo/usr/src/linux/.config | grep EXT2<br>
CONFIG_EXT2_FS=y<br>
CONFIG_EXT2_FS_XATTR=y<br>
CONFIG_EXT2_FS_POSIX_ACL=y<br>
CONFIG_EXT2_FS_SECURITY=y<br>
# CONFIG_EXT2_FS_XIP is not set<br>
livecd ~ # cat /mnt/gentoo/usr/src/linux/.config | grep EXT3<br>
CONFIG_EXT3_FS=y<br>
# CONFIG_EXT3_DEFAULTS_TO_ORDERED is not set<br>
CONFIG_EXT3_FS_XATTR=y<br>
CONFIG_EXT3_FS_POSIX_ACL=y<br>
CONFIG_EXT3_FS_SECURITY=y<br>
livecd ~ #<br>
<br>
- Mark<br>
<br>
</blockquote>
<br>
Anyone else able to chime in before I give up on PowerPC again? Sure<br>
would like to get this running again.<br>
<br>
QUESTION: Is there a way to rebuild partition 1 on these Apple disks?<br>
The one labeled &#39;Apple_partition_map &#39;? Seems like that&#39;s the only<br>
thing I haven&#39;t touched yet having rebuilt this machine twice.<br>
<br>
Again, this machine has run Gentoo for a few years. I was doing a<br>
major emerge -e @world operation which seemed to finish successfully<br>
but when I rebooted the kernel doesn&#39;t see the drive. I&#39;ve rebuilt the<br>
machine 2 more times from scratch and continue to be stumped by this<br>
problem.<br>
<br>
Thanks,<br>
Mark<br>
<br>
</blockquote>
<br>
<br>
</div></div></blockquote></div><br>
References:
New install - Unable to get my ppc Mac Mini to boot the root partition
-- Mark Knecht
Re: New install - Unable to get my ppc Mac Mini to boot the root partition
-- Mark Knecht
Re: Re: New install - Unable to get my ppc Mac Mini to boot the root partition
-- Joe Fox
Re: Re: New install - Unable to get my ppc Mac Mini to boot the root partition
-- Mark Knecht
Re: Re: New install - Unable to get my ppc Mac Mini to boot the root partition
-- Mark Knecht
Re: Re: New install - Unable to get my ppc Mac Mini to boot the root partition
-- Mark Knecht
Re: Re: New install - Unable to get my ppc Mac Mini to boot the root partition
-- Enlightened User
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