First let me say that I am really pumped about a fedora based instal on
the ppc arch and am looking forward to helping further the cause.
I am trying to install fedora 3 from a tree synced with
by using the information on
First try, I evidently screwed up the yaboot config since I could not
boot the box. I have reinstalled OSX, allowed it to update packages and
have installed FC3 using a cd burned from images/mac/boot.iso
the install has completed and I find myself not knowing what to do at
the output of parted /dev/hda print does not show a partition with the
boot flag so before I putz with this I thought I would ask
here is the output of parted saved to a file and scped over to my laptop
after chrooting to /mnt/sysimage
Disk geometry for /dev/hda: 0.000-38154.375 megabytes
Disk label type: mac
Minor Start End Filesystem Name Flags
1 0.000 0.031 Apple
3 128.031 19077.218 Apple_HFS_Untitled_2
2 19077.219 34077.218 ext3 untitled
4 34077.219 34589.218 linux-swap swap swap
Information: Don't forget to update /etc/fstab, if
I am surprised at the partioning but it may be a result of the steps I
took to get here.
Installed OSX used disk manager or whatever it is called to create two
partitions. I assumed that the first one would be installed but do not
OSX install went without a hitch.
Booted to FC3 install cd and used disk druid to partition there were
Three partitions one timy one and two about 18GB I deleted the second
hfs partition and created a 15GB ext3 and a 512MB swap.
I suspect I screwed something up at that stage.
any ideas what I should pass to yabootconfig to get this to work or have
I hosed the damn thing again ?
That's the madwifi kernel driver that has been proposed at
The current src.rpm is down at the bottom - comment #27 - and currently
specifies x86 only.
As soon as I am able (IE have actually obtained the used G4 I'm
getting) I will try to get it to work in PPC/Fedora, but if anyone else
on this has a ppc mac with a pci slot or a cardbus (I think it's
cardbus) slot, I do know the AT&T Plugandshare cards use Atheros and
are sometimes very cheap at CompUSA.
I would be willing to buy a card for a PPC developer who wants to take
a stab at it (someone who might have a better clue than me at how to
resolve issues if they come up). I can't pay for any development time,
Since it looks like airport extreme isn't an option under PPC linux for
awhile (Broadcom won't won't even answer my e-mails asking if there are
plans, and the sourceforge project still has a ways to go) I do think
getting some kind of definitive working 802.11g support for PPC linux,
even if through rpm.livna.org, is important.
Atheros of course isn't the only option, but often the cards can be had
cheap and obtained at places that have a small electronics section, not
just at a computer store.
Michael A. Peters
I'm looking for a known good XF86Config from anyone running Fedora Core
3 on a Apple G5. I'd like to compare it to the one generate by my
I have been unable to get X running :(
Any and all help is appreciated.
(FYI, I'm not subbed to the fedora-ppc list, so please email me directly
if you're posting there....)
Yeah the sheep.c patches are actually in 0.9.71, and that compiles
fine. I had to apply the alloc patch from the yellow dog lists. Here is
where I get with compiling 0.9.71, everything compiles without errors
+ Entering Linux
AS [x] /root/mol-0.9.71/obj-ppc/build/src/kmod/_traps.o
Building modules, stage 2.
Warning: could not find
Kernel source :
Module compiled for : 2.6.10-1.767_FC3.dwmw2
Running kernel : 2.6.10-1.767_FC3.dwmw2
+ Entering netdriver
/root/mol-0.9.71/obj-ppc/build/src/netdriver/sheep.c: In function
`interruptible_sleep_on' is deprecated (declared at
make: *** No rule to make target
`/root/mol-0.9.71/obj-ppc/build/src/netdriver/ethertap.c', needed by
make: *** [_module_/root/mol-0.9.71/obj-ppc/build/src/netdriver]
On Mar 1, 2005, at 3:29 AM, Wade Mealing wrote:
> Yeah, you'll probably find that they still use the old way of
> addressing ethernet headers.
> Check around in these files, might reference them this way. Would help
> if you could put in the build errors.
> On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 10:31:17 -0600, Joe Mesterhazy
> <jmesterh(a)iastate.edu> wrote:
>> Hello list,
>> I've spent the last two days beating over MOL trying to get it to work
>> with FC3 and the 767 DWMW2 kernel. The application builds fine, but
>> kernel section fails miserably. I saw a message to this list on the
>> same subject in the archives, but it was not of any help.
>> I found some patches for YellowDog users here:
>> general(a)lists.terrasoftsolutions.com/msg00133.html and those helped
>> past some errors, but now the 'make modules' still fails when
>> ethertap.c and tun.c.
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