Home > Gentoo > Gentoo PPC live cd 2004.3 Gentoo PPC live cd 2004.3 Submitted by sally 2004-10-19 Gentoo 15 Comments Gentoo has put online experimental disk images of the 2004.3 live cd. Testing and comments are welcome. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 15 Comments 2004-10-19 3:51 pm I hope it’ll detect my Silicon Image Raid Controller at last on my A7N8X-E Deluxe mobo … 2004-10-19 3:54 pm 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 2004-10-19 3:55 pm Those SI controllers usually aren’t hardware RAID. Typically they hide their software RAID either as firmware or proprietary software drivers. 2004-10-19 4:39 pm Arben: ACCEPT_KEYWORDS=”~x86″ emerge pearpc You get the same code anyhow. (pearpc is currently masked) 2004-10-19 5:18 pm shadowflyp: That was a good one, Arben just give it a shot /NGin 2004-10-19 5:48 pm 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. 2004-10-19 8:24 pm 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. 2004-10-19 11:06 pm Have they fixed the nasty looking fonts when you emerge GNOME that have been fixed in every other distro since 1999? 2004-10-19 11:13 pm 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. 2004-10-20 12:07 am 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. 2004-10-20 12:08 am Of course if you flash it and it works, you can also use your card with Mac OS X. 2004-10-20 1:11 am 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?) 2004-10-20 7:01 am 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. 2004-10-20 7:31 am > 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.) 2004-10-20 6:12 pm 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).