Fedora PPC for oldworld Mac?
tonynelson at georgeanelson.com
Fri Oct 30 02:40:44 UTC 2009
On 09-10-29 16:41:57, King InuYasha wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 7:18 AM, David Woodhouse
> <dwmw2 at infradead.org>wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-10-28 at 22:25 -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:
> > > On 09-10-28 18:24:49, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 06:17:31PM -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:
> > > > >Sorry to bug developers, but I didn't get any bites from PPC
> > > > >users on fedora-list.
> > > > >
> > > > >Does Fedora PPC work or install on oldworld PCI Macs, such as
> > > > >a beige G3 desktop? My impression is that no one has tried it
> > > > >on an oldworld
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > No, it doesn't. The ppc specific release notes cover that
> > > > here:
> > > >
> > > > http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/f11/en-US/
> > > > index.html#sect-Release_Notes-Hardware_Requirements
> > >
> > > I'd looked at the release notes. They says "Minimum CPU: PowerPC
> > > G3..." and "Although Old World machines should work, they require
> > > a special bootloader which is not included in the Fedora
> > > distribution." My question is whether anyone has tried it in any
> > > recent Fedora release and knows whether "should" means "do" or
> > > "don't".
> > >
> > > (FWIW, the special bootloader is BootX, and Debian Lenny is
> > > installing now, so /some/ form of Linux works. I just don't know
> > > anything but hearsay about Debian. I see it uses "apt".)
> > I don't know of anyone who's tried it recently, but in the past
> > we've fixed things in the kernel to make it work properly on
> > OldWorld Macs and it _has_ been known to work fine.
> If Mac OS isn't bootable, then you need to use quik (
> http://penguinppc.org/bootloaders/quik/ ) instead of BootX.
I don't think that would help fix the unbootable MacOS, but in any
case quik doesn't work if Linux is installed on a drive not the boot
drive, as it is here.
TonyN.:' <mailto:tonynelson at georgeanelson.com>
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