First off, I'm fairly new to Arch; and loving it. I'm having problems booting the Arch installer to my iMac G3. The optical drive is broken (half a cd broken inside of it). I've tried to dd the installation iso to my usb drive. I assumed it wouldn't work, but it happens. Any tips for an Arch newcomer?
I was having the same issue with an iMac at my work-- it's a newer one with core2 duo processor. I ended up just choosing to boot from CD...
I also tried using the OS X tool, diskutil, to restore the Arch ISO onto a USB drive with GPT and this did not work. I'm wondering if there is some limitation in Apple's EFI or if the installer is the issue.
^ Wouldn't really pertain to this thread.^ I'm talking about the PPC platform, with openfirmware.
Unfortunately, the old PPC machines don't support booting from USB. I'd suggest getting an external optical drive that connects via FireWire or replacing the internal (you can get a SuperDrive for around $50 on eBay).
There is no system but GNU and Linux is one of its kernels.
Some Models of PPC can boot from usb
https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/installati … 05s01.html
https://sites.google.com/site/shawnhcor … n-firmware
https://sites.google.com/site/shawnhcor … s-in-linux
Hope this helps