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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@...>
Subject: Re: Gentoo ppc - still supported?
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 16:55:16 -0700
On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 12:48 PM, Joseph Jezak <josejx@g.o> wrote:
>  On 08/27/10 12:19, Mark Knecht wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 10:27 PM, Terin Stock <terinstock@...> wrote:
>>> If it's just going to be sitting in a closet collecting Apple-dust, then I'd
>>> say yes, it's certainly worth the extra effort.
<SNIP>
>>
>>
> I think the kernel might have gotten renamed, but missed in the
> documentation. Please try using ppc32 instead of apple. I suspect it's
> trying to boot a 64 bit kernel instead of the 32 bit one.
>
> -Joe

Thanks Joe. That worked fine with the most recent 2009 install CD. It
would be good if someone reading could add the Mac Mini to one of the
lists of supported machines and update the docs to explain this a bit
more.

I can now see the old partition and fsck ran cleanly. (I think...)

livecd ~ # mac-fdisk /dev/hda

/dev/hda
Command (? for help): Command (? for help): p
/dev/hda
        #                    type name                  length   base
    ( size )  system
/dev/hda1     Apple_partition_map Apple                     63 @ 1
    ( 31.5k)  Partition map
/dev/hda2         Apple_Bootstrap bootstrap               1600 @ 64
    (800.0k)  NewWorld bootblock
/dev/hda3         Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap                 2097152 @ 1664
    (  1.0G)  Linux swap
/dev/hda4         Apple_UNIX_SVR2 root               154202672 @
2098816   ( 73.5G)  Linux native

Block size=512, Number of Blocks=156301488
DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0

Command (? for help): q
livecd ~ # fsck -t ext3 /dev/hda4
fsck 1.40.4 (31-Dec-2007)
e2fsck 1.40.4 (31-Dec-2007)
/dev/hda4: clean, 352751/9650176 files, 16137329/19275334 blocks
livecd ~ #

Now, when I try rebooting with the current hard drive installation I get to

* Checking root filesystem...
fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/hda4
/dev/hda4:
The superblock could not be read or does not describe........

Where does this suggest the problem might be? The partition is 'good'
when I boot from the CD but bad when I boot from the current kernel?
Strange to me.

Anyway, if it's hard to fix no big deal. At least if I can read it
using the CD then I can copy anything I need off and just do a new
install, assuming there isn't anything really had happening with the
hard drive.

Thanks,
Mark


References:
Gentoo ppc - still supported?
-- Mark Knecht
Re: Gentoo ppc - still supported?
-- Joseph Jezak
Re: Gentoo ppc - still supported?
-- Mark Knecht
Re: Gentoo ppc - still supported?
-- Terin Stock
Re: Gentoo ppc - still supported?
-- Mark Knecht
Re: Gentoo ppc - still supported?
-- Joseph Jezak
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