OpenSuSE 11 - iMac G5 iSight


If someone has allready installed OpenSuSE 11 on an iMac G5 w/iSight (rev C), i’m interested what are the options to use with Yaboot for the install when i boot on the DVD…

I have a black screen and my mac make a sound like a boeing…

Please… someone ?

Yast doesn’t want to start…

I don’t know the 1st thing about a Mac, … but even if I did, I don’t think I could help you. You need to provide more detail as to where you are in the install process (before the black screen), and how far you got before things failed, and what error messages you got.

Don’t forget to surf the pages for PPC information:
PPC Installation Issues - openSUSE

Booting on PowerMac - openSUSE

I try somme options at the Yaboot prompt:

  • textmode=1
  • acceleratedx=1
  • video=ofonly

I have a white screen with a white text on black:

Setup Done
Failed to map cascade IRQ
core99_setup_cpu 0 done
SuSE Linux

#1 SMP 2008-06-07 01:55:22 +0200

Well… where is the POWER@SuSE Team…? :frowning:

I have the same problem. I have an iMac g5 with a 250gb hdd that has a 70gb partition for SuSE. I’ve read as much as I can find, most of the literature I have found relates to windoze. I really want to avoid a clean install if I can, that’s why I partitioned with Drive genius. It will boot from the disk into a black screen with very small white writing with the command boot: and a choice of three installation options. I have tried boot: “install” or just enter. Either way it just does the same thing as pfudal has described. Any help would be appreciated. I have installed this OS to an Acer laptop absolutely no problems whatsoever. :confused:

This link was on one of the pages I provided …take a look there in case there is something that can help.
Category:PPC - openSUSE

Ok… it’s impossible to install OpenSuSE on my iMac…

Well, thanks for your answers…