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  1. #1
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    Question Fedora Core 4 on a Power Mac G5

    How do I boot FC4 on my G5? Which boot.iso image should I use?

    Please help! I have no idea what to do.

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    hi ..

    you can refere http://fedora.redhat.com/download/#download , from here you found FC4 for MaC

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    Hi

    Futher infomation you can found from http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes/fc4/errata/
    Vivekanand Kendra, Kanyakumari
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    Knowledge is nothing but finding unity in the midst of diversity.

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    Thank you for the links; however, my screen still goes BLACK after yaboot does its job, seems like it doesn't matter what I enter at the initial command prompt. HELP!!!


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    how do you mean your screen goes black?

    when installing fc4 on my mini mac i had to tell linux not to ramp up the vertical refresh frequency

    try
    Code:
    linux video=ofonly
    Cheers ws
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    Thank you!... that worked, but only in linux TEXT. Now how do I get the X window system (graphical installer) to load with its GUI?

    Thanks again!

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    does FC 4 work with MAC

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    Yes it does, i've got it running on a mini mac, had some trouble installing it though but i think that's because i have a funny hard drive partitioning scheme.

    Cheers ws
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    FC4 is supposed to work really well with PPC.

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    i ran into major cpu fan throttling problems and heat problems on a G4 PowerBook install
    cpu fan spun up to where it made my laptop sound like a fighter jet getting ready to take off

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    I tried FC4 on a iMac G5; all went well until login, then everything froze (mouse,cursor). I wasn't able to type my login-name and I didn't have any trouble installing!! I sincerely hope somebody will come across the same problem, as to find out what causes it??
    Tried Alt+F2 and did a cat /var/log/messages but wasn't been able to read it all; same problem, everything froze!! Weird!! Fans running smooth, display 1600x1050, 16 bit color (just in case); even tried 640x480 and upwards, no luck. Not even with Ctrl+Command+Eject
    Even made a single boot-cd from /images/macppc64; its loading the Elf64 kernel perfect.
    It might be that the iMac G5 is just to new to get FC4 going.
    Well if anyone comes across the same problem, please share, so we all know its not incidental.

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    iMac G5 case is not incidental

    I had the same problem with the login/username screen freezing on a iMac G5. plus during install the fans sounded like a jet engine (but that's expected, Apple has complex cooling systems.) Anyway I just decided to not have Fedora on my iMac G5. So didn't really try to solve the problem.

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    Well, I tried Ubuntu Live CD & SuSE Linux for PPC but no luck, but found a alternative.
    Virtal PC is running very smooth and is doing FreeBSD & Solaris as well; still waiting tho' for progress on the PPC distribs

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