LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-24-2007, 06:40 PM   #1
pazz33
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2007
Distribution: openSUSE 10.2 ppc
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question Mac PPC Distro - Easy to Install/Uninstall (Boot Loader)...


Greets, :-)

Recently I installed yellowdog linux and then uninstalled it.

After the uninstall the yellowdog boot loader remained (no problem) but it would not boot to a cdrom. :-(

I then installed ubuntu 7.04 to remedy the issue with the boot loader not booting to a cdrom.

The issue remained. :-(

Is there a distro that one can install that addresses potential issues with the boot loader after a uninstall?

I assume it is best to install the boot loader off the mbr, if so how difficult is this for an average linux user?

Mac Ibook, 1.42 GHz PPC G4, 60 gig, 512 ram...

Any input or information is appreciated. :--)
 
Old 05-26-2007, 07:22 AM   #2
bigjohn
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: UK .
Distribution: *buntu (usually Kubuntu)
Posts: 2,690
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by pazz33
Greets, :-)

Recently I installed yellowdog linux and then uninstalled it.

After the uninstall the yellowdog boot loader remained (no problem) but it would not boot to a cdrom. :-(

I then installed ubuntu 7.04 to remedy the issue with the boot loader not booting to a cdrom.

The issue remained. :-(

Is there a distro that one can install that addresses potential issues with the boot loader after a uninstall?

I assume it is best to install the boot loader off the mbr, if so how difficult is this for an average linux user?

Mac Ibook, 1.42 GHz PPC G4, 60 gig, 512 ram...

Any input or information is appreciated. :--)
Well most of your problem, I know nothing about - i.e. no knowledge/experience with Mac's etc, but it's quite normal too install the bootloader to the MBR because otherwise it can be a bit of a nuisance to boot the installed OS, of course if you installed the distro to the entire hard drive, then it's concievable that you'd need to wipe the MBR seperately, though that'd probably be accomplished by installing a new distro over the top - dual boots often have the ability to "re-install the xxxx bootloader" i.e. when you boot a CD but go for a rescue option, thats when you have the choice of re-installing the original bootloader - I'm making the presumption that this would happen with a distro for Mac in a similar way that it does for PC based ones.

Might it be the case that something has altered in your BIOS ??? so that it needs amending to be able to boot from a cdrom again ???

Sorry if that's not very helpful, but it's all that I can think of right now.

regards

John
 
Old 08-05-2010, 07:26 PM   #3
9876543210
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Posts: 28

Rep: Reputation: 0
Try KNOPPIX or Puppy Linux because those are designed for recovery/debugging.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Easy-use, easy-install, fast, minimal KDE distro? lukeprog Linux - Distributions 8 09-08-2007 04:21 PM
Trying to install fedora 5 ppc on Mac Xserve jsniper Linux - Newbie 3 12-12-2006 10:08 AM
uninstall boot loader "Lilo" install "Grub" sethis Linux - Newbie 6 11-30-2006 09:32 AM
SUSE 10 PPC on mac - boot problems (Configuration) Hairulfr Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 02-01-2006 07:02 PM
Mandrake 9.1/PPC what is best forum for Linux on the Mac? Install trouble. wolffie Mandriva 1 07-28-2004 12:52 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:48 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration