On Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:48:39 +0100 David Faure email@example.com wrote:
On jeudi 28 février 2019 18:02:50 CET Michal Suchánek wrote:
On Thu, 28 Feb 2019 17:47:32 +0100
David Faure firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
That's probably *NOT* the partition the Apple firmware expects which is the cause of your problem.