Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-user

From: Joseph Jezak <josejx@g.o>
To: gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] yaboot has kicked my butt - 5 times?!
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 20:00:25
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] yaboot has kicked my butt - 5 times?! by Mark Knecht
On 09/23/10 13:55, Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 5:05 AM, <kahl@××××××××××××.ca> wrote: >> Mark, >> >> > However I note that I cannot run updatedb for slocate without >> > also getting a message about /etc/mtab not existing. Should mtab exist >> > withing the chroot? >> >> For certain things, it seems to be needed --- the amd64 handbook includes a >> way to get it among the grub instructions. >> >> By the way, if I recall correctly, you once mentioned you had an ubuntu on >> that machine with grub working --- I would just reuse that grub for booting >> gentoo. (I have done this before on amd64, but not on any Mac.) >> >> >> Wolfram >> >> > Wolfram, > On first reading I would have said 'he's crazy!' because grub is > for x86/PC architecture only, right? At least I think that's the case > with the original grub. > > However apparently grub2 does now run (sort of) on PowerPC: > > > > I think it's more in a testing phase, and if Joe or others help me > work out what I'm doing wrong then I won't need grub2, but given a bit > of time it might be interesting to try out. Unfortunately the known > bug list might make it hard for someone at my experience level. > > Looking in portage it doesn't seem to be available so I'd have to > look for an overlay that might have it. > > Thanks, > Mark > >
Yeah, grub2 isn't really user ready yet. It does work on ppc, but cannot boot OSX (at least last time I tried it it couldn't). -Joe