Op 20-nov-09 schreef Marcus Meissner:
On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 01:35:18PM +0100, Klaas.
> Op 19-nov-09 schreef Stephen Michael Kellat:
> >Larry Stotler wrote:
> >> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 1:20 PM, Klaas. <kplists(a)xs4all.nl> wrote:
> >>> Can someone in the know (Marcus?) please give a
> >>> description how to get an openSuse 11.2 install
> >>> om a PPC, PowerMac G5 1.8 dual in my case.
> >>> I downloaded the one CD from the repository, it
> >>> was dated oktober. It would not boot. I am totally
> >>> confused about the use of Factory. So please some
> >>> coaching and handholding and maybe I can get some
> >>> use out of this beast (the most expensive and least
> >>> usable Mac that I bought).
> >>> There is an openSuse 11.1 system on it, but corrupt
> >>> it keeps reloading the desktop. Waited for 11.2
> >>> and now this.
> >> You could try changing your repos to the ones in this directory:
> >> http://powerpc.opensuse.org/factory/repo/
> >> and then doing a:
> >> zypper dup
> >> to update to the latest factory. Evidently Official PPC support has
> >> been dropped from openSUSE.
> >> Maybe someone could clarify this? Olaf? Andreas?
> >> Thanx
> >I tried to use the net install disc for PPC to set up my G4. It did not
> >have a pre-existing install of openSUSE. The net install disc refused
> >to boot at all as if it did not even have yaboot or similar on it.
> The same situation for me:
> - the /powerpc.opensuse.org/factory/iso
> contains 1 iso file from 14-oct-2009, which I burned to CD
> and tried to boot, but got nowhere.
> - the /powerpc.opensuse.org/factory/repo
> contains more recent stuff but it is a mystery to me how I
> can create an installation for my PowerPC from this.
> I have the feeling that I may need just a few pointers to
> get started and then go from there. So once more, please
> give some guidance in this mailing list (or point me to the
> subject documentation, please...)
I dont have that much knowledge, but you should be able
to do a openfirmware
netboot of the http://powerpc.opensuse.org/factory/repo/oss/suseboot/inst64
image (or inst32 on 32bit sysrtems) and then point the installer
do a network copy of the oss repo.
Thank you for the reply. I worked on your suggestion but somehow
I can't get my brain around it.
I located the inst64 module, but when I visualised how to boot
from this remote address during the openfirmware boot I somehow
can't imagine that the network is available at that time.
So I copied the module to my system (a Mac OS X) and tried to
load it on CD so that it can be used at boottime.
Rebooted the system but apparently I didn't manage to make the
So now I need some advice on how to make a bootable CD with just
this inst64 module on?
Or any other suggestion will be as welcome!
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