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Problems Installing Gentoo


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#1 madman6510

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 09:21 PM

I'm having a big problam installing Gentoo Linux. I've downloaded the PPC32 version of the universal install ISO, burned the ISO CORRECTLY, but it still won't work. When I use the disk on the computer I want to install on, it gets to a black screen where it says "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER."

The CD is in, and the BIOS is set correctly, what could be keeping it from booting?

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Pentium 2
Micron Millenia.

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#2 twardnw

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 09:40 PM

PPC32 is for 32-bit Pocket PC computers

try downloading the version for x86

http://bouncer.gentoo.org/?product=gentoo-...imal&os=x86

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 07:03 PM

PPC32 is for 32-bit Pocket PC computers

try downloading the version for x86

http://bouncer.gentoo.org/?product=gentoo-...imal&os=x86


Is is possible to get a universal install CD so I don't have to do weird stuff when I try to install it? Like getting extra files from the internet?

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 10:30 PM

Hello madman6510,

PPC32 is for 32-bit Pocket PC computers

try downloading the version for x86

http://bouncer.gentoo.org/?product=gentoo-...imal&os=x86

PPC, as twardnw is also now aware is short for (Apple Macintosh) PowerPC so unless it's a Mac you are trying to install on..... you'll find no joy there. However the x86 version is what you will want unless you have a 64 bit processor in which case choose that option.
As for your other question, sorry i am not at all versed on gentoo.... is there a bandwidth or data cap problem stopping you from using online repos? package managers may seem a little daunting to use when first starting out but for the most part the GUI managers are pretty easy to work with these days, plus there is also BC :thumbsup: and the gentoo forums. Although I find the yum, apt-get and rpm option under a terminal interface a lot quicker and informative, but that's just me and my two cents worth.............
Cheers, Lucent.
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