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  1. #1
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    Angry Ubuntu 8.04 won't boot on Powerbook G4

    Hi.
    I recently installed the new Ubuntu on my Mac. There were no errors or anything during the installation. But when I try to boot, the following error message appears:

    /pci@4000000/ata-6@d/disk@0.4,/boot/vmlinux:Unknown or corrupt filesystem

    What does this mean and how can I get rid of it?

    thanks very much in advance!
    Last edited by ombra; May 2nd, 2008 at 12:08 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 won't boot on Powerbook G4

    was it a clean installation or an upgrade?

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 won't boot on Powerbook G4

    It was a clean installation, as upgrading from 7.04 to 7.10 didn't work, and you can't upgrade from 7.04 to 8.04.

    I found a kind of solution: i moved my mac partition from the harddrive to the firewire device and installed heron on the harddrive.

    If someone has an idea how to boot heron from a fw device please reply.

    thanks very much in advance!

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 won't boot on Powerbook G4

    Here's how I got my external firewire drive to boot:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...light=firewire

    Basically after installation, you need to go back in and find your ofpath to the drive. Using that, you modify your /etc/yaboot.conf file, and run ybin on it.

    The instructions were for Edgy, but it still works on Hardy. I don't think you need the "ofboot" line that I listed there.

    Another option if you feel up to it is to just install Hardy to the internal drive, and put OSX on the external firewire - now you won't have to deal with anything special.
    Last edited by stream303; May 7th, 2008 at 08:32 PM. Reason: option
    20" G5 iMac - AMD64 HP desktop
    http://www.ppclinux.info/

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    Angry Re: Ubuntu 8.04 won't boot on Powerbook G4

    I have the same problem when i try to install hardy to my ibook with 1.33G G4 CPU, 1.5G RAM, bcm43xx wireless card and bluetooth card. And it cause a crash. When Hardy is installed and the system is reboot from hard driver, the system shutdown after showing the message "PCI: cannot allocate resource region 0 of device 0001:10:18.0 \n
    PCI: cannot allocate resource region 0 of device 0001:10:19.0"
    Does anybody can give me some help info?

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