I'm currently installing on a 2005 eMac. After selecting my partitions and telling the installer the partitions to use, it failed mounting the root. It gave this error:
mount: unknown filesystem type 'ext3'
And sure enough if I go to a terminal and run the command:
mount /dev/sda4 /mnt/
I get the same error. My root partition has an ext3 fs. To work around this I used the command:
mount -t ext4 /dev/sda4 /mnt/
The ext4 driver can mount ext2/3.
I'll keep this thread updated with my experiences.
While I was installing I got a bunch of unknown key errors? So I restarted to try again. The mount problem didn't show up this time.
Last edited by dmm (2012-08-30 00:09:53)
Also the link to the ArchPPC netinstall image gave me a 404.
The image link is: http://www.archlinuxppc.org/iso/2012.05 … so.torrent
The page that links to it is: http://www.archlinuxppc.org/download/
I had to download the image from the Finnish mirror (I'm in the US).
I'm getting a message like:
error: wpa_supplicant: key "D9DE387B36625FF" is unknown
error: key "D9DE387B36625FF" could not be looked up remotely
for all of the packages the installer tries to install.
From searching around (I don't know anything about pacman so don't blindly copy this) I added this to /etc/pacman.conf:
SigLevel = Never TrustAll
and manually running this on tty2
pacman -Su base -r /mnt
The packages seemed to install.
Last edited by dmm (2012-08-30 00:47:26)