21 Apr 2004 pnasrat   » (Journeyer)

It Installs

Last night I successfully did a cold (other than having an AppleBootstrap Part already) install of rawhide onto my iMac DV SE. Here are the gotchas:

  • install in text mode as we don't get correct X setup for macs yet - ie mac text at second yaboot prompt
  • you must be running an anaconda >= 9.92-5
  • Partitioning works other than for mac specific stuff - I just autopartitioned
  • complete install
  • reboot but use the cd again and go into rescue mode - mac rescue
  • I used nfs install so /mnt/source is now the tree - I installed hfsutils - either rpm --root or cp, chroot, rpm will do
  • I ran yabootconfig and edited then ran ybin
  • set default run level to 3 and reboot
  • I manually configure XFree86 (actually I cheated by using ydl's Xautoconfig rebuilt using xorg-foo

For all those keen to go I am pushing my tree courtesy of skvidal to duke:



Note off the cd you can tell yaboot to boot off the kernel - during install note the following partition numbers - / partition and /boot partition if seperate. Also note the kernel version (check from you mirror)

Boot from CD:

For non-boot cases (where 4 is / partition)

tell yaboot to boot hd:4,/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.327 root=/dev/hda4

For seperate boot (where 4 is /boot and 6 is /):

tell yaboot to boot hd:4,/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.327 root=/dev/hda6

Oh and the snapshot is up of the tree that worked.

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