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    Re: Lubuntu 14.10 PPC Live CD Doesn't Advance Past Splash Screen

    Quote Originally Posted by JGreenidge View Post
    Greetings!

    An update of my struggle so far!

    I successfully installed Lubuntu 14.04 via Live Installer CD to a 8gig flash drive. GPart reports that the flash is /dev/sdb1 unknown file system 31 KiB and /dev/sdb2/ ext4 7.27 GiB. I then stuck the flash in the brain-dead G3 iBook and followed most straightforward instructions at https://sites.google.com/site/shawnh..._open_firmware

    The dev/ls came out with: ff984730 usb@18 /disk@1

    I did the boot as mentioned and I ended up on a "OF" line stating:

    Specified partition is not valid. Can't OPEN: usb1/disk@1:2,\yaboot

    I did try tinkering with it as usb0 and got -

    MAC PARTS = Specified partition is not valid. Can't OPEN: mac 0/ata-4@f000/:10,11 tbxr@0, but isn't "ata" meant for a hard drive that's dead and which I'm trying to by-pass via booting up a flash?

    My flash's yaboot config file in etc is:

    Code:
    ## yaboot.conf generated by the Ubuntu installer
    ##
    ## run: "man yaboot.conf" for details. Do not make changes until you have!!
    ## see also: /usr/share/doc/yaboot/examples for example configurations.
    ##
    ## For a dual-boot menu, add one or more of:
    ## bsd=/dev/hdaX, macos=/dev/hdaY, macosx=/dev/hdaZ
    
    boot="/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Maxtor_2F040L0_F1HKEWEE-part2"
    partition=2
    root="UUID=1052cdf8-9b9f-44ab-8c0e-17e03927ce3e"
    timeout=100
    install=/usr/lib/yaboot/yaboot
    magicboot=/usr/lib/yaboot/ofboot
    enablecdboot
    
    image=/boot/vmlinux
        label=Linux
        read-only
        initrd=/boot/initrd.img
        append="quiet splash video=radeonfb:1024x768-32"
    
    image=/boot/vmlinux.old
        label=old
        read-only
        initrd=/boot/initrd.img.old
        append="quiet splash video=radeonfb:1024x768-32"
    
    # This entry automatically added by the Ubuntu installer for an existing
    # Linux installation on /dev/sda3.
    image=/pci@f4000000/ata-6@d/@0:3,/boot/vmlinux
        label=Ubuntu-Linux
        root="UUID=21f027dc-44b0-4234-b45e-1916e6e55afd"
        append=" ro quiet splash video=radeonfb:1024x768-32"
        initrd=/pci@f4000000/ata-6@d/@0:3,/boot/initrd.img
    Any tips to keep me on track would be much appreciated!

    Jim in NYC
    You are missing a backslash before the word yaboot in your command. On my iBook G4, to boot off the front usb port I use this:

    Code:
    boot usb0/disk@1:2,\\yaboot
    It will not work with only one backslash in before "yaboot".

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    Re: Lubuntu 14.10 PPC Live CD Doesn't Advance Past Splash Screen

    @JGreenidge (OP)

    Any progress on this?
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; July 8th, 2014 at 04:23 PM. Reason: Removed bold.

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