Joined: 22 Aug 2012
|Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:39 pm Post subject: Xserve G4 - No CD Install
I am trying to install Gentoo on an Xserve G4. I have no CD Drive, so it is proving rather tricky...
My current OS is Mac OS X, 10.4.11 Server.
I used the following command to copy the disk image to the hard drive:
|sudo dd bs=1m if=/Users/TMC/Desktop/Linux/install-powerpc-minimal-20120624.iso of=/dev/disk0 |
I have the hard drive in question in slot 1 of the Xserve, the one on the far left. To Open Firmware, that drive is `ultra0`, and to Mac OS X, that is disk0. Every time.
The startup goes okay, until I am told:
|>> Can't find device /dev/hda
>> Looking for other devices
(or something to that effect).
Now, I can get to a shell at that point. How do I point the new root to be my hard drive?
System stats are in my signature.
4 Hard Drive, IDE/P-ATA/Ultra-ATA, CD and DVD reader/burner
PowerPC: Xserve G4, 1.33 GHz Dual Processors, 2 GB of RAM.