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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject: SOLVED: gentoo minimal cd (07, latest) won't boot on G3B& Reply with quote

I've got a PowerMacG3 Blue & White.
I'd like to install Gentoo but seems impossible simply booting.
I have the same problem of this topic but mine is NOT SOLVED :cry:

With oldest minimal cd (2007ppc) the boot stucks on "attempting to mount media dev hda"

So... There is something or someone that wants me not to install Gentoo on PowerMacG3 B&W.

Heeelp!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be the cd-drive. Older drives tend to develop problems reading cdr/cdrw discs. Can you try another cd or maybe cd/dvd drive?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you able to get the yaboot prompt ?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nixnut wrote:
Could be the cd-drive. Older drives tend to develop problems reading cdr/cdrw discs. Can you try another cd or maybe cd/dvd drive?
Mmm... Good idea! I'll try changing the drive and keep on 2007 minimal cd.

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are you able to get the yaboot prompt ?
Ehm... Forgive the ignorance, but you mean the screen where enter the name of the kernel and then boot the livecd? Yes, I can get to that. Else I don't know what yaboot prompt is :oops:
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Changed Apple ATAPI DVD-ROM drive 5x with LG CD-ROM drive 52x and using
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apple ide=nodma
worked for me.
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