Okay after about 2 years, it’s time for me to install Gentoo Linux on my iBook 🙂 The driver from Jo, Joseph, Michael and Danny is going to fix the airport problem (and I hope soon), so I have time to getting used to it.
So, as last time I just messed it up badly, also because I had problems setting up yaboot, this time I can always bother lu_zero until I get it working 😉
I reinstalled my OSX yesterday night with Grobian’s help to get rid of extra things I installed in the past such as iMovie, AppleWorks and GarageBand, then I partitioned the system to have a 5GB share partition and two partitions with the two OSes.
I prepared a crosscompiler on my AMD64 box to have a distcc-able machine, crossdev rulez 🙂 Now I have 4 different profiles here:
i686-gentoo-freebsd5.4 i686-gentoo-freebsd5.4-3.4.4/vanilla i686-pc-linux-gnu x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-4.0.2/x86-vanilla powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu-4.0.2/vanilla x86_64-pc-linux-gnu * x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-4.0.2/amd64-vanilla
After that, I got the livecd and the stage3 unpacked on the new partitions, and started merging glibc and gcc experimental 😛 While I want a more stable system on the iBook, I wanted GCC4, so I needed a decent glibc, and I trusted more the 2.3.6 than the snapshots of 2.3.5. Oh and I wanted eselect compiler 🙂
Now after unmerging nano (i don’t want it :P) and selecting vim as new virtual/editor, I’m rebuilding world with gcc4. It will take time, but I hope it would be done after 🙂
I hope this is the time I can get it working. And if that’s the case, I probably be able to use KDE for my presentations on LinuxDay.
Update: I’m currently running a
dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/null following hansmi’s suggestion, as I had errors related to the hda drive and reiserfs, so to check if the errors were caused by reiserfs or by my hdd. If the hdd is faulty… that is going to hurt 😐
2nd update: fixed the authors of driver, thanks Danny for be more precise than me 😉 Oh and btw, seems like my HDD has a problem within the last GB, I’ll isolate that for the 26 that I have LinuxDay and then see if it’s the case to get it replaced, depending on the time it would take to have it replaced.