On jeudi 28 février 2019 18:02:50 CET Michal Suchánek wrote:
On Thu, 28 Feb 2019 17:47:32 +0100
David Faure email@example.com wrote:
I'm trying to install tumbleweed ppc64 onto an old Mac G5 for a friend (completely replacing the old OS X on the machine). The install (from a DVD-RW) actually went fine... but I can't boot into it. All I see on boot is the finder icon alternating with a "?", like it can't find any boot partition or boot code. The installer did create a "PowerPC PreP boot" partition on /dev/sda1, but somehow the ?BIOS? doesn't find it?
Please find a guide on installing bootloader on an Apple based ppc machine. The way firmware locates the binary to load is implementation-defined.
Heh, so both "RTFM" and "implement it yourself"? I was hoping for a slightly smaller time investment :-)
The installer has been rewritten recently and does not support Apple hardware.
And yet it created an Apple-specific boot partition? I guess you mean that about the part about the firmware locating the binary to load though. I'm just curious about what you mean by that sentence exactly.
The hardware is not exactly common so it is not easy to develop and test support for the platform.
No doubt about that. I can offer some testing, but not really development, I have plenty of that to do on other topics already ;)