Having been an active fedora user on x86 since core 1 through 3 I am
looking forward to getting it going on my new ibook. I am maintainign
OSX on the internal drive and wish to have linux on the firewire
drive. I have purchased on with the oxford 911 firewire bridge as this
seems to work best in the random googlings on the subject have
revealed. Hs anyone here succeeded in getting this to work? Alternatly
has Yellowdog contributed it's patch back to fedora?
On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 16:06 +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> There have been various reports of issues with sleep among others on
> iBook G3 equiped with the 750FX processor. Also, the cpufreq code on
> these so far didn't change the CPU voltage, which limited the actual
> power saving at low frequency.
Sleep hasn't worked properly on my PowerBook G4 since I applied your
first pair of patches. The current behaviour seems to be that short
periods of sleep appear to work OK, but a fairly random death happens
after a longer sleep. Last time it was ohci_hcd complaining of an
I'm half inclined to suspect RAM isn't being refreshed properly -- but
most of the kernel text still seems to be there and it manages to oops
and panic OK, so perhaps it's just that the dcache isn't correctly
disabled, or isn't correctly flushed when we enable it again?
I'll rebuild the Fedora kernel without any of the patches to eliminate
the possibility that it's caused by some other change.
I have an ibook G4 with 768 mb memory and 80GB HDD. I splited the HDD
into two major partitions, first for Mac OS X and second for Linux.
Basiclly , the FC3 (dev/test) CD-1 are not bootable, so that I try
burning the boot.iso for FTP installation. During the entire process
of installations, everything is fine. The yabootconfig and ybin jobs
are also not missing to make the system dually bootable. However, when
restarting the FC3, it hangs on the step of "selinux" and shows
something like that,
Warming: no console .....
selinux: diable on runtime
selinux: registering netfilter hook.
Consequently, I saw the indicator (near the touchpad) flashing a
little bit and then the system freezed. To fix this problem, I have
tried different ways to install. For example, enable/disable firewalls
and selinux, and replace the kernel by interrupting the installation
and mounting the installed system . The system still hangs regardless
what I'm trying to do. Does anyone have same experience? Please help,
I'm trying to get fedora ppc installed on my aged slot loading iMac.
It wont boot from CD 1 by default or by a firmware boot. I did burn
the boot.iso and it sorta boots from that but can't find the install
1) Is it worth waiting for since I have Yellow Dog 4 on this machine already
2) If so, what am I missing?
3) I'll never go back to OS 9 and the machine isn't powerfull enough for OS X.
I have installed FC3 via NFS on a G3 ibook, which i intend to dual boot
with OSX. I partitioned the drive, OSX boots fine. I also have an
Apple BootStrap partition, an ext3 partition and a swap partition.
I used "linux text" to begin the installation, 25 minutes later I got a
prompt to reboot. I rebooted, OSX booted. I used the boot disc to take
me back to anaconda, then switched to shell.
After typing "parted /dev/hda print" i received the following results:
Disk geometry for /dev/hda: 0.000-28615.781 megabytes
Disk label type: mac
Minor Start End Filesystem Name Flags
1 0.000 0.031 Apple
2 0.031 0.058 Macintosh
3 0.059 0.085 Macintosh
4 0.086 0.113 Macintosh
5 0.113 0.140 Macintosh
6 0.141 0.390 Macintosh
7 0.391 0.640 Macintosh
8 0.641 0.890 Patch Partition
12 0.891 1.890 hfs untitled boot
10 128.891 20480.890 hfs Apple_HFS_Untitled_3
9 20480.891 28180.890 ext3 untitled
11 28180.891 28614.890 linux-swap swap swap
I follow this with the command "yabootconfig -r //dev/hda9/ -b //dev/hda12/ --kernel /boot/vmlinuz-* --initrd /boot/initrd-*"
which results in the error:
id: unknown group name: 0
/mnt/sysimage/sbin/yabootconfig: line 455: [: !=: unary operator expected
yabootconfig: / does not appear to be a valid root filesystem
I then try:
# chroot /mnt/sysimage
# /sbin/yabootconfig -r /dev/hda9 -b /dev/hda12 --kernel /boot/vmlinuz-*
which completes successfully, but system still boots into OSX.
I load the boot disc again, go to a prompt.
# mount /dev/hda9 /mnt/sysimage
# chroot /mnt/sysimage
# cat /etc/yaboot.conf
init-message=Welcome to Fedora Core\!
Hit <TAB> for boot options.
Any help appreciated.
I'm in a spot and could use your help.
This Thursday I'll have a chance to demo a website package to a client. The demo I plan is Apache/MySQL/PHP based and will just be a dummy site run on a laptop.
Today, Saturday, I have no laptop. :P
My options seem to be:
1. Try to get the software working on my wifes Mac OS X machine.
2. Get an X86 based laptop from Compusa (Comapq/HP/Sony) and put Red Hat on it.
3. Blow off the Demo.
4. Get a Mac and try to get Fedora PPC to run on it.
1. Has been holding me up for a week. I'm not a programmer by trade and this is a side job so most of my time goes to my day job.
2. Lesser hardware quality for a premium price, or so it seems.
3. Would rather make a sale, it seems to help business. :)
4. And here I am seeking knowledge...
Can I run Fedora PPC on a Mac laptop? http://www.bytebot.net/geekdocs/ibook/fedorappc.html says yes, but with some caveats. My needs are:
GUI (Gnome or KDE)
MySQL, recent stable
C compiler since the above may need some re-configuring.
The last two don't need to be done by Thursday, but would be nice. Does Fedora PPC support the list mostly out of the box? If not, what tweaks need to be made?
Your wisdom is much desired...