Installation trouble on PowerPC (yaboot and partition issues)
Every time I try to install on powerpc I get a "FATs don't match" error. It suggests I run scandisk to fix the problem; I select "ignore" since AFAIK there is no such thing as scandisk for ppc. I had this problem with breezy and now again with dapper flight 6. What does "FATs don't match" mean on a powerpc system and how do I fix it?!
The system seems to install successfully, but yaboot won't boot the system. I have to use Apple's boot selector thingee just to bring yaboot up, but yaboot won't boot the system.
I finally tried manually configuring yaboot from the installer...edited /etc/yaboot.conf and then ran ybin. /etc/yaboot.conf contained references to /vmlinux and /initrd.img (neither of which exist), so I replaced them with the correct files (/boot/initrd.img-2.6.15-19-powerpc64-smp and /boot/vmlinux). Still, the fixed yaboot.conf gave the same result as above.
I've used ubuntu with great success on my intel-based laptop and I'd like to see it work in ppc too but no luck so far. Is there something special I have to do to make linux install on ppc architecture?