I have also problem with FC4 on an iMac G5.
I could install FC4, after reboot I could/can login. But within some
minutes of using, the system doesn't respond and I get the following
messages on the console:
ata1: command 0x35 timeout, stat 0x50 host_stat 0x4
hda: lost interrupt
ata1: command 0x35 timeout, stat 0x50 host_stat 0x4
With FC4test3 it didn't happen this.
First thing before continuing reading: FC4 cannot be installed on
iMac G5. Although I asked in the list if iMac G5 were supported and
I received the answer of which "it would have to work" :), it does
not work. My intention was to have only GNU/Linux installed, so I
made a backup of the data and reboot.
I first boot appeared this message
"hvc_console: no vty associated with tty"
In the next boots of the installation dvd, dont.
The installation starts, first in text mode. It detects and it loads
drivers of the disk controller SATA and of USB and it asks to me if I
want to verify the integrity of the disc, I skipped it and
automatically detect the video card, the mouse and the monitor and
run the graphical system of installation, Anaconda.
I choose language, I select keyboard and some error messages appeared
"The partition data region doesn´t occupy the entire partition"
"Attempt to read 16-18 outside of partition on /dev/sda"
Switching to terminal show me this
I choose "desktop" and then "automatic partitioning" (or something
similar) and select erase the existing partitions. All good and
error messages continue appearing (nothing fatal). When appears the
button to begin the installation and I think was the moment to make
the filesystems on the disc, appeared a message of new error, and
this it does not have return back, the installer has failed when
trying to create the partitions.
Second try. Reading the debugging messages I deduced that the
automatic partitioning uses LVM and thought a related command has
failed. Great deception. So I tried again until the installation
system got the moment that appeared Anaconda. The I take the terminal
and using fdisk, I deleted all the partitions and created a new
partitions profile with a Darwin bootstrap of 1 MB included. Wrote
the partitions table, I swith to Anaconda again and using the custom
installation and partitioning
Is the moment of the package installation and... begins to
install. Half an hour later it finishes. It appears a message
saying that it executes post-installation command and installs the
booting manager . Reboot and.. plonk! Nothing. A blinking icon
notifies to me that there is nothing to boot. The installation
system has not worked properly again.
I've just fired up my G4 with the DVD iso for FC4. Once the X graphical
installer loads up and I get to the screen where I can choose to
automatically/manually partition the drive, I run into problems with the
"The parition's data region doesn't occupy the entire partition."
If I persist and press ignore, I get another mesage:
"Attempt to read sectors 16-18 outside of partition on /dev/hda"
Persisting further (with manually parition) it shows up my free space as a
parition of type "Foreign".
Basically similar symptoms as those found in this bug report:
A solution offered there seems to work only if you're doing an NFS install
by symlinking a file into the NFS source location. I was doing the
install straight from the DVD. Is there any way to install FC4 on a
PowerBook straight from the DVD at the moment?
I used the Disk Utility to reparition my machine and left the section I
was going to use for FC4 as unparitioned space, with the remainder set up
for Tiger (already installed).
Machine specs are:
PowerBook 12" G4
1.33GHz / 768MB RAM / 60GB HDD
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
doesn't work on ppc.
known issue - bugzilla says upstream xorg issue.
Is there a known workaround via environmental variables or something?
Reason being is that I really need xterm to work. I can use gnome
terminal - but I really need to xterm to work.
IE in mozilla I can click on a link and say "copy link location" and
then just middle click in xterm. In gnome terminal I actually have to
select paste. Not difficult but I prefer the xterm behavior - and it
takes less screen real estate. I really like xterm.
I`m just tested the boot.iso of the fedora ppc rawhide and my
congratulations, its the first time one distro just boots and run the
installation software but the process stopped in the dhcp network
configuration. Whats about imac g5 support in fedora core 4/rawhide ?
Ramón Rey Vicente
> I don't want to take too much of your time, but I need help.
> I am loading Fedora 4 test on a Mac G4 350 PCI. It has a gig of ram.
> I go through the install fine, then when it reboots for the first
> time, I come to the choose page. I pick the first one:
> "l - for Fedora core"
> and it just flashes and then I get a little strange folder in the
> center with a question mark in it.
> Do you know what I am doing wrong?
> Please help if you can....
> Thank you and have a great day!
> Errol Williams
The rawhide "ppc" distribution contains ppc64 kernels and other essential
things in Fedora/RPMS. But it doesn't contain the corresponding debuginfo
rpms in debug/. There are no ppc64 debuginfo rpms, only ppc ones.
Can this be fixed?