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All this is on a 400MHz pismo PowerBook with aidport, 512MB RAM and a
40G hard drive. The dvd works sometimes but it is moody, so I wish to
keep its use to a minimum (totally irrelevant I ordered a DVD-RW/CD-RW
replacement but it is back ordered)
So far I've tried the following:
I downloaded the live CD iso's. I chose the ones specifically for the
G3 since I don't have a G4 (or G5)
Based on a note in the PPC FAQ: I used Mike Bombich's Carbon Copy
Cloner to copy my existing partitions to an external harddrive and
then use those images to relocate my Jaguar and OS9 partitions, so
that they appeared as the second and third partitions using Disk
Utility in OSX. Then reserved about 6G for the installation.
I started the installation, and fell on my face completed when it came
to generating the kernel. I worry that the instructions on the web
site might containt too much information about other systems and
alternatives. Was I following the wrong set of instruction?
My first attempt was using the airport. I
couldn not find a module for the airport but the airport appeared to
be working at eth1. I put in the ssid as it said, and it looked like
it was up - except for the Mac Address of the router was displaying as
44:44:44:44:44:44: and I couldn't connect to anything.
Then I said to hell with that I connected using the ethernet port at
eth0. That worked fine.
Since everytime I've installed any linux it always takes me a couple
of times to get it right, I simply deleted the 6G partition I had
created, put in a boot partition at the start of the 6G, a 512MB swap
(should I double that given I have 512MB of RAm), and then I just let
the rest be root. Not an ideal scheme I suppose, but I didn't see a
suggestion - I suppose something like 1G /root 2G /usr and the rest
for home might make more sense - but I have no idea on this anymore. I
mounted the directories and turned on the swap and untarred the stage3
into the root partition all this went fine. I chrooted and that went
Anyhow all the emerge commands seemed to work find and stuff was
downloading. I used the stage 3, that was on the CD to get
started. But when I tried to follow the instructions on building a
kernel, by using the genkernel the make kept failing.
I'm just looking for pointers on how to procede. I didn't get the
machine to the stage where I could install yaboot. Should I try to do
everything off the Live CD first and ignore the net? Is there a more
minimal ISO I can download and do everything off the net? I can Is
there someone who might have pismo powerbook specific instructions
posted somewhere? Can someone tell me what I might have screwed up?
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