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iMac - G4: Trying to Install Gentoo Linux


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Hi All,

I've been given an old iMac to get into some sort of working condition for a needy student, and I am trying to install Gentoo Linux on the machine. I downloaded the PPC ISO for Gentoo and burned it properly on a Vista Laptop. When I hold C on startup I get to the normal Gentoo install screen and it tells me to type in mac-boot. After I do this it looks like it is loading into OS9 but then gives me a flashing finder folder, followed by flashing question mark folder. It just loops in this then. Any ideas on how to get past it? Thanks in advance everyone.
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Hi,
it sounds like the hard drive is dead on this computer, based on that flashing folder that you say is coming up. Justin
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even though it sounds like you dont have any macOS disks i am going to suggest running the apple hardware test that comes with OS X, to see what the HDD status is...
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