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im new to linux on the ppc arch... but honestly im not sure this question has to do with that at all... i recently downloaded mandrakes ppc 10.1 and tried ...
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    So Stupid It Hurts. *PPC Related*


    im new to linux on the ppc arch... but honestly im not sure this question has to do with that at all...

    i recently downloaded mandrakes ppc 10.1 and tried to burn it to cd to create an iso and i CANNOT for the life of me get it to boot.. i recently downloaded yellow dog and burned it to cd using the mac disk utility and it worked perfectly... so im thinking its not that...

    basically when i reboot and hold c to boot from the cd, nothing happens... then mac os X loads... anyone have any suggestions as to what i could do next?

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    After you burn the cd, can you see a bunch of files, or just one iso file on the cd.

    If there is just one file, you didn't burn it correctly.
    You need to select the ISO9660 file option, and DAO.(depending on your burning software)

    What burning software are you trying to use.
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    after i burn the cd i can open it and it contains a number of files/folders... i see a boot folder in there as well..

    im using the mac disk utility to burn the ISO.

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    It looks to me like you might have a bad iso to start with. Try downloading and burning again.

    Just curious, what kind of pc is this, where you hold down the c key to boot from cd. Can you change the boot order in the BIOS.
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    i downloaded the ISO's from mandrakes website.. if they were good anywhere on the internet id hope they would be good from their site, ya know?

    its not a pc.. its a macintosh ibook.

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    Is the file you downloaded compatible with your hardware. Check here

    http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/hardware.php3

    I know that you have to make special considerations for Macintosh. Other than that, I know almost nothing about Macintosh.
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    Hi,

    It can be that your ISO CD is completely OK. I had the similar problem with my PowerMac G4. I think that the "C" key on startup only functions with the Apple Mac OS.

    I solved the problem changing the start disk in MacOS. I just booted up from MacOS 9.1 (which I had on the HDD) and changed the startup disk to Mandrake CD. Next time when the Mac booted it started from the CD.


    If that doesnt work than try to start the installation of the Mandrake 10.1 from the Mac OSX. I recently installed Mandrake Linux 9.1 PPC on the old PowerPC 4400/200 and it works great. Booting up didnt work so I had to start the installation from the Mac OS 8.6 (which I had to extra install on the HDD). After that I configured BootX file manually (because automatic sequence did not work in my case) and started installation of the Mandrake 9.1 PPC.

    I never installed Mandrake 10.1 so I dont know if it has the BootX file and so on.

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