James Turner wrote:
Hi, I'm a new archlinux user and new to this mailing list, so please take it easy on me. I am having a hell of a time getting archlinux installed on my 12in PowerBook 1.33 GHz. I have followed the steps under "*Installation on newworld machines" numerous times with various success. Most recently quickinst seems to stale for no reason while downloading packages. The one time I managed to get archlinux completely installed the kernel would not boot. If anyone has more up to date instructions or any ideas why the quickinst script might be stalling please help. Once I get the base system installed I can always compile my own kernel. I appreciate any help anyone might be able to offer.*
Except for the devfs vs udev issues, the guide still fully applies. It may be that you run into problems if you use the sample yaboot.conf. Did you use ofpath to determine your "device" and "partition" lines?
You may try the latest snapshot which is here:
It still has a few flaws which need to be fixed:
does not create device nodes for harddrives use instead:
cd /dev mknod hda b 3 0 mknod hda1 b 3 1 mknod hda2 b 3 2 mknod hda3 b 3 3 mknod hdb b 4 1
Alex, Thanks for your help. I did manage to get ArchLinux installed just fine last night. I followed the above procedure. I also had to mknod nvram c 10 144, so yaboot would install correctly and I had to run modprobe loop so the kernel would install correctly. I can proudly say I am writing this from ArchLinux on my 12in PowerBook.
Glad to hear you were successful! :D
Just now I uploaded yet another snapshot:
The hardware detection should work fine plus /dev is now properly filled. What's left is to modify the "graphical" setup script, which I am in the middle of doing right now. So whenever you feel like it try the newer ones too.