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george at mutualdata

Sep 8, 2004, 5:33 AM

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PPC Installation?

I am trying Gentoo again on my Power Mac. I thought that the last time I
tried it there was an installation guide specific to the PPC. However, I
see notes now that all have been consolidated into the Handbook.

Makes sense, but I'm to where I am to copy the kernel to /boot, but I have
several to choose from. It looks like zImage.pmac (linked to vmlinux.coff) is
the one I'd want, but the handbook doesn't discuss ppc directly.

Also, won't the bootloader installation be completely different for PPC vs.
x86?

Thanks!

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sebastian.droege at gmx

Sep 8, 2004, 5:41 AM

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Re: PPC Installation? [In reply to]

On Wed, 8 Sep 2004 08:33:19 -0400
Michael George <george [at] mutualdata> wrote:

> I am trying Gentoo again on my Power Mac. I thought that the last
> time I tried it there was an installation guide specific to the PPC.
> However, I
> see notes now that all have been consolidated into the Handbook.

there is a handbook written for PPC:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-ppc.xml

> Makes sense, but I'm to where I am to copy the kernel to /boot, but
> I have several to choose from. It looks like zImage.pmac (linked to
> vmlinux.coff) is the one I'd want, but the handbook doesn't discuss
> ppc directly.

for my ibook I had to use the vmlinux binary

>
> Also, won't the bootloader installation be completely different for
> PPC vs. x86?

yes, grub and lilo AFAIK only work for x86... for PPC you have yaboot
and BootX... for further information look at the PPC handbook

> Thanks!
>

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