FC3 PPC development tree / installing FC3 on B&W PowerMacG3
pauln at truemesh.com
Fri Nov 5 15:58:54 UTC 2004
On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 12:12:57PM +0100, Markus Nicolussi wrote:
> i sucked the ppc-devel-tree to my hd, set up a NFS server for the downloaded
> files and burned boot.iso from the dir "mac". The boot cd booted but it
> found no network device.
This can happen as the device isn't visible in PCI without being active IIRC.
If you manually select sungem from the driver list does it work?
> If i burn the FC3 PPC development tree on an DVD, boot with a CD and select
> "CD-ROM" as Installation method, anaconda tells me that it didn't find a FC
> CD that fits to my boot CD. That's allready a bit more than i got with my
> first try (DVD without ".disc-info", without "SRPMS" and named other than
> "FC-3 ppc"). There it said that it didn'T find a FC CD. my second DVD should
> be OK, the only dir that didn't fit onto the dvd was "debug" but i read in
> the howto, that i don't need
> it. so what's wrong?
This happens if the .discinfo timestamp does not match the stage 2 image - are you sure it's from the same tree - the boot.iso needs to match the stage2.
> That's what happens to me if i try to install on the PowerMacG3 (350MHz),
> but with the bmac driver. alt Alt+F4 it says:
> <7> divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
> <6> eth0: BMAC+ at 00:05:02:61:a3:51
> so i guess anaconda could load the driver. but it doesn't go further then.
> It just keeps me asking to select a driver...
Ah ok this is a bug, I've not been able to track down yet.
> Does anybody have experience with this topic and could give me a hint? Or
> can anybody tell me what to do or where it's documented how i can install
> FC-3 on Macs? I have a PowerMac G3 (350MHz) and it's really important that i
> install fedora there...
Mac is not a "supported" release yet - so you'll have to be prepared to take the rough with the smooth.
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