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Installation instructions for Powerbook G4

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Hi, I have installed Gentoo on a powerbook G4 using the ISO file with a USB drive. The process is a bit tricky and I can help include it in the wiki. Please let me know how do I add the info. Here is rough outline:

 . mount the iso image on loopback                                                                                                         
 . create fat32 partition on a usb                                                                                                         
 . cp -r all files from the iso                                                                                                            
 . edit yaboot.conf and change dev from "cd" to "ud"                                                                                       
 . use "devalias" to find the usb disk is name ud                                                                                          
 . dir ud:1,\ to list file system                                                                                                          
 . boot ud:1,\boot\yaboot

— The preceding unsigned comment was added by Min.xu (talkcontribs) 15:34, April 3, 2017‎

Hi Min.xu , thank you for the information. I will alert the PPC team. Because it contains installation critical information, the Handbook can only be edited by Gentoo developers. You did the right thing by opening a discussion here. Please remember to also sign your discussions with the Signature & Timestamp button in the edit menu. Kind regards, --Maffblaster (talk) 22:45, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Cool. Thanks a lot! --Min.xu (talk) 22:49, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

I alerted them. Hopefully someone will eventually get around to replying to you! If not, you poke admins in the IRC channel: #gentoo-powerpc. :) --Maffblaster (talk) 22:52, 3 April 2017 (UTC)