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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: “Hwsetup failed to start” Reply with quote

I am trying to install gentoo onto my PowerBook G4 (5,9–A1139). However, whenever I attempt to boot from the installation disc (which I burned the Gentoo ppc minimal installation cd iso onto, and am installing with the ppc32 nol3 command), there are errors stating that the "hwsetup failed to start", "unmute needs service(s) alsasound", "cannot start gpm-pre as hwsetup would not start", and then farther down, "cannot start autoconfig as hwsetup would not start". Why is this happening and what can I do to fix it? Thank you in advance for your help.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentoo can be installed with different kinds of live-cds.

Minimal gentoo cd is always problematic. it's minimal. You should use something else!

Please try another live-cd which does not name minimal in its name. Not sure if sysrescue-cd or something similar exits for apple hardware!

There is no real requirement to use a gentoo disc to install gentoo, you just need a linux live-cd / live-usb for the "correct" architecture which boots and works, and has the tools in questions on board
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your response!

I don’t see any other live cds for the ppc architecture of Gentoo. Do you have any recommendations as to which live cd I use instead and where to download that live cd?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very old version of systemrescuecd is still on sourceforge. According to their forum it was last released in 2004 with a 2.6 kernel, so I don't know if that would work.

I don't use PPC, so can't offer any other advice.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mbenson wrote:
Thank you for your response!

I don’t see any other live cds for the ppc architecture of Gentoo. Do you have any recommendations as to which live cd I use instead and where to download that live cd?


You dont need a gentoo ppc cd, you can use any linux ppc based install cd. You should try out an older debian ppc release or an older ubuntu release: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/trusty/release/

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