Finally found right list - PPC iMAC k12linux from Fedora10PPC iMAC k12linux from Fedora10

Lee Mowery lmowery at
Tue Feb 24 19:25:21 UTC 2009

Dang it,  I posted this on *announce* and *OSN* before I realized it goes
here.  I tried to cancel old posts, but it said the moderator was already
reviewing it. If you are teh moderator, please delete other two posts...

I have a fully updated k12llinux F10.  My thin client i386 machines are
working flawlessly.  Easy.  I followed the instructions to get PPC computers
to boot. which included editing '/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ethX'
to add *BRIDGE=ltspbr0.

*I also followed this guide: ( and
It said to "tar xfvj /tmp/ppc-date.tar.bz2", but that didn't do anything.
So I "tar xfvj /tmp/ppc-client-chroot-f10-20090109.tar.bz2"

However, when I am on my old iMac indigo and hold down the "n" key during
boot, it just takes me to the yaboot manager with options to boot to hard
disc or cdrom.

I have tried "enet::, but it says "Pleas wait, loading
kernel... *Can't read Elf e_ident/e_type/emachine info*."

I don't get the emachine info, since this is an imac indigo. Any ideas on
how I can get this to boot? Am I putting in the wrong command?  Is there a
file I need to edit?  I am really frustrated but need to get thisto work
because of budgeting. We have 10+ unused labs of iMacss that we can't
replace because of budget constraints.

Thank you.

Note: I am windows and network savvy, but I know nothing of MACS and little
of GNU/Linux.

Lee Mowery (Applications Specialist)
Washington County School District
lmowery at
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