I tried to install the Arch Port (2010-07-23_archppc-ftp.iso) on a Power Mac G4 and got the following result:
:: scanning for boot cdrom device
Failed to mount /dev/cd/*
Failed to mount /dev/cdrom
Failed to mount /dev/hd*
Failed to mount /dev/sda
Failed to mount /dev/sv*
Cannot find booted cdrom device
kernal panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!
I've tried the same CD in a MacBook G5, with the same results.
Is there a kernel parameter I could pass to get around this?
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Check this out: http://bugs.archlinuxppc.org/index.php? … &task_id=4
The hack/work-around worked for me (sometimes). You could also try the image linked to below.
I'm having a very similar problem that I think fits better under this topic than as its own post...
I started off with this exact same error using 2010-07-23_archppc-ftp.iso, following the little hack/workaround posted above I was able to successfully boot into the installer. So far so good.
However, when I go to partition the drive and assign the mountpoints, /arch/setup can't seem to find my hard disk.
I was able to partition the drive manually with mac-fdisc, but I still can't see it to set the mountpoints. I think the drive isn't mounting during the boot process.
I tried to use that new build, 2010-09-21_archppc-ftp.iso and so far that one hasn't booted hanging at "Waiting for UDev uevents to be processed". I've since siwtched back to the previous build 2010-07-23.
I'm getting the following error in both boots and I think this is the cause of the issue:
Failed to mount /dev/sda attempt to access beyond end of device sda1: rw=0, want=66, limit=63 isofs_fill_super: bread failed, dev=sda1, iso_blknum=16, block=32 Failed to mount /dev/sda1 Failed to mount /dev/sda2 Failed to mount /dev/sda3 Failed to mount /dev/sda4 Failed to mount /dev/sda5 Failed to mount /dev/sda6
Am I right in assuming that the drive isn't mounting so the installer can't target where to put the files?
If yes, what can I do to fix it? Or, am I able to just manually mount the drives? And if so, where do I mount them for a correct install?
Just before posting this I did try deleting all my partitions and mounting the remaining chunk (after formatting as ext3) in the /media directory (as /media/sda) but that did not fix my issue.
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I tried using kth5's 2010-09-21_archppc-ftp.iso which does mount the CD correctly, but then goes to a black screen sortly after on my G4 iBook. I'm not sure where to go from here.