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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject: Updated stage3 for ppc7450 (most g4) apple systems Reply with quote

Hi folks,

I've used gentoo before but been away from it for a while. I was trying to get it running on apple g4 systems, and i've had some success.

But i noticed the stage3 tarballs for ppc are a bit out of date. So here's a link to a tarball on my dropbox that i compiled a couple of months ago.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wk6b2b0iovzdhyb/AAALTgUtxcJ-3DqaoL2wBnL-a?dl=0

I updated the CFLAGS for ppc7450 class cpu's, switched the compiler to gcc-6.4.0, and emerged world again (to make sure everything was linked against the latest library versions).

There is also a kernel tarball (containing kernel / initramfs / modules) if you wish to use it. Please note that when extracting this, all paths are relative to your root (or chroot ;) ) mount point.

Hopefully someone will find it useful to save them compile time when starting from scratch on a similar system. Thanks to the gentoo community :)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats very handy indeed :D

Got a G4 here I wanted to put gentoo on and this will speed up how long it takes to update as like you mention, the ppc stage3's are quite a bit out of date.
Just done one on a G5 and took a long time. :wink:

Many thanks rbshep78 :D
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very helpful indeed! Is this already the new 17.0 profile?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

schwarzygesetzlos wrote:
Very helpful indeed! Is this already the new 17.0 profile?


Thanks :) No it's still the 13.0 profile...however, i'm going to try building a base tarball with the 17.0 profile, hopefully should be uploaded by next week
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wk6b2b0iovzdhyb/AAALTgUtxcJ-3DqaoL2wBnL-a?dl=0

New files:

stage3-ppc7450-17.0-20180404.tar.bz2
kernel-ppc-4.15.5-gentoo.tar.bz2

- Changed to 17.0 profile, gcc updated to 6.4.0-r1
- Kernel sucessfully boots Mac Mini G4 (PowerMac 10,1)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gcc v7.3.0 works here (7.3.0-r1)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, will try updating gcc later. Currently playing with qemu-system-ppc on my in-hell i5 desktop ;)

Just noticed i made a mistake - kernel is 4.15.15 so have renamed tarball to kernel-ppc-4.15.15-gentoo.tar.bz2
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wk6b2b0iovzdhyb/AAALTgUtxcJ-3DqaoL2wBnL-a?dl=0

New file:

kernel-ppc-4.14.34-gentoo.tar.bz2

For those who prefer an LTS kernel
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