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#1 2011-06-23 23:57:53

apapousek
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Registered: 2011-06-23
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iMac G3 USB Installation

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?

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#2 2011-06-28 02:45:36

badhat
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Registered: 2011-01-30
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Re: iMac G3 USB Installation

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.

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#3 2011-07-20 23:57:54

apapousek
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Re: iMac G3 USB Installation

^ Wouldn't really pertain to this thread.^ I'm talking about the PPC platform, with openfirmware.

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#4 2011-09-12 06:08:07

kahlil88
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Re: iMac G3 USB Installation

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).


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