Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Oct 2004 15:47 UTC, submitted by sally
Gentoo Gentoo has put online experimental disk images of the 2004.3 live cd. Testing and comments are welcome.
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Hardware detection
by Arben on Tue 19th Oct 2004 15:51 UTC

I hope it'll detect my Silicon Image Raid Controller at last on my A7N8X-E Deluxe mobo ...

Re Arben
by CdBee on Tue 19th Oct 2004 15:54 UTC

I'd count it very unlikely that a liveCD for PPC - powerPC, aka Apple Mac, Amiga, perhaps Gamecube or Genesis - hardware would have support for an x86 motherboard drive controller

Re: Hardware detection
by Anonymous on Tue 19th Oct 2004 15:55 UTC

Those SI controllers usually aren't hardware RAID. Typically they hide their software RAID either as firmware or proprietary software drivers.

v Too sad
by Arben on Tue 19th Oct 2004 16:16 UTC
RE: Too sad
by shadowflyp@berlios.de on Tue 19th Oct 2004 16:39 UTC

Arben:

ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge pearpc

You get the same code anyhow. (pearpc is currently masked)

HAHA
by NGin on Tue 19th Oct 2004 17:18 UTC

shadowflyp: That was a good one, Arben just give it a shot ;)

/NGin

Re: Too Sad
by Ken on Tue 19th Oct 2004 17:48 UTC

Arben -

Just rename the command to something you like (i.e. QDOS to MS-DOS), repackaged it, and then sell it and make millions claiming it was your idea.

Hey, it worked for Bill.

GentooPPC
by Smitty on Tue 19th Oct 2004 20:24 UTC

Open Question:

I have a blue and white G3 tower (350mhz, 256Mb RAM, 6Gb HDD, yadda yadda). I recieved this tower barebones for free from a friend, and scavenged parts. When I recieved the box it would not boot, I resolved that issue(incorrect jumper setting).

Ok, first let me say, I'm poor. I have no money to spend on this box but I want it to run. I have no Mac video card. I do have a PCI nVidia geForce4 MX 440. Can I get this video card to work w/Gentoo or any Linux? I have googled extensively and found one post that lead me to believe that if a card had framebuffer support it could be used. the thinking was that the Apple OpenFirmware would leave the card alone and the Linux kernel could initialize the card.

I know that a Mac ATI Rage 128 can be had on eBay for about $20, but I really would prefer to get the machine going with what I have. Maybe I ought to investigate installing Gentoo w/o a monitor. Or do some chroot trickiness on another box then pop the drive in the box.

Hrmph
by Anonymous on Tue 19th Oct 2004 23:06 UTC

Have they fixed the nasty looking fonts when you emerge GNOME that have been fixed in every other distro since 1999?

re: GentooPPC
by meh on Tue 19th Oct 2004 23:13 UTC

you would have to flash it with mac specific firmware. I dont know about geforce4mx's but geforce2mx's worked fine. Visit http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/ to find out how to do it.

RE: Hrmph
by Julian on Wed 20th Oct 2004 00:07 UTC

Have they fixed the nasty looking fonts when you emerge GNOME that have been fixed in every other distro since 1999?

No they haven't because this is a problem which is limited to you. Gnome uses GTK uses Freetype. They look as well as on every other distro.

RE: GentooPPC
by Julian on Wed 20th Oct 2004 00:08 UTC

Of course if you flash it and it works, you can also use your card with Mac OS X.

Reiser4
by boozer on Wed 20th Oct 2004 01:11 UTC

is reiser4 available? if not, any livecd's with reiser4 available to download? (and any good guides to building with 2.6 kernel + resier4 from stage1?)

RE: GentooPPC
by Smitty on Wed 20th Oct 2004 07:01 UTC

No dice flashing the geForce4mx 440, even though I think it is a geForce3 in geForce4 clothing. I either need linux to initialize the card or, figure out something else.

@ boozer
by Solar on Wed 20th Oct 2004 07:31 UTC

> is reiser4 available? if not, any livecd's with reiser4
> available to download? (and any good guides to building
> with 2.6 kernel + resier4 from stage1?)

Note that you *can* install Gentoo from a LiveCD - you don't *have* to. You can install Gentoo from a Knoppix CD, for example, or from some other Linux installed on a different partition.

If you want to install Gentoo onto a Reiser4 partition, all you need is *some* "start platform" supporting that.

That being said, reiser4progs 1.0.1 is marked "stable" for amd64, x86 and ppc. (Which you *could* have queried yourself on packages.gentoo.org.)

@Solar
by Fredrik on Wed 20th Oct 2004 18:12 UTC


Note that you *can* install Gentoo from a LiveCD - you don't *have* to. You can install Gentoo from a Knoppix CD, for example, or from some other Linux installed on a different partition.


Yes, portage runs perfectly fine under fedora for instance (using one of the bootstrapping tarballs so the only thing from fedora is the kernel really). It's the only linux distro i know of that you can install without rebooting, you only need to reboot to *run* it, not to install it. Good when you don't have any cd burner or disk drive (like me).