**** **** ****Help installing Fedora 8 on iMac G3
Some progress yes, but at the moment its taking forever (and I mean
forever - over 12hrs now) to install the openoffice core. I think my ISP
has throttled my download speed to almost nothing (the price of cheap
unlimitted broadband is that when Telstra slows it down once you hit a
certain amount, they really slow it down). The progress report
(ctrl-alt-F3) has no errors, and the computer is still ticking away and
talking to my modem. Basically, the install is at 65%, with another 200
odd packages to install, and I'm hoping it's just a matter of being
extremely patient and hoping that when I get home from work tonight it
will have got a bit further.
Oh, and I am using the text mode install
Craig White wrote:
On Sun, 2008-03-30 at 09:26 +1100, Catherine Fitzgerald wrote:
Ok, shall do that before trying to write another CD
Craig White wrote:
On Sat, 2008-03-29 at 15:09 -0700, Craig White wrote:
#1 - burn the CD at the slowest speed possible. When you burn a CD on a
system with a high speed CD writer and then try to use that CD on an
older, slower CD drive, you will have file errors.
#2 - Your step 3 should have worked. Were you in GUI or text mode when
going through the installation steps (anaconda)?
I should add that I have installed Fedora 7 on an iMac G3 and Fedora 8
on a G4 so I truly believe that it should work though I have to confess
that I have my own local repositories and only use the ppc/boot.iso to
get the first stage boot and then finish booting and run the installer
and get the packages from my local repo.
Suggest that you boot the rescue cd again and at the prompt 'boot'
type 'linux askmethod'
http server: ringtail.its.monash.edu.au
and try installing...if this hangs, don't quit but get back to me and
tell me if you are running in GUI mode or text mode
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