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Old 12-12-2008, 06:08 PM   #1
Tomcr
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Fedora 10 installed on G3 PPC but can't boot into OS


Have a B&W G3 Powermac that had OSX 10.4 on it. Ran ok, and then I thought 'Hey, I wanna try F10'. Burned the dvd, popped it in and it started the install, great! Looks cool! Finished install, rebooted, and got "Fedora stage 1 loading" (or similiar, I've turned it off) and 'Choose l for Fedora, c for cdromor o(?) for network boot' I pressed l and it just restarted the Apple and keeps looping. If I put the DVD back in it wants to reinstall Fedora, which I did!! because I thought I did something wrong the first time? Well, same thing. Can anyone help? On another forum I read about yaboot, but man that looks complicated. And besides, I can't download a 'tarball' because I have no linux system. Nor an Apple/Mac now, just an old MS Windows. Thx
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:53 AM   #2
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Okay, so the prompt is "Loading stage 1, press I to boot Fedora, c to boot CDrom, o to boot open firmware, n for network boot' I press I and it displays 'Loading stage 2: " then loops back to the stage 1 prompt. I press o and it says "Open firmware: To boot type 'mac-boot'" then it gives a > prompt. Yay! I type mac-boot. It says something about 'word not defined...' and loops back to the 'Stage 1' prompt!
So is Fedora 10 for PPC a dream? You mean a team ported it, prepped it and it doesn't work? And there is no where for a regular user to get help if needed? Oh well, one more try at help here, otherwise it's OsX again. Not that that's a very bad thing I mean, Apple is making money while everyone else is bleeding - Sales up 30% last qrtr - wonder why.
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