FreeBSD 7.2 on Powerbook G4

notbanksy

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I wonder if anyone can shed some light on this for me? I have been trying to install 7.2 on my G4 powerbook, but the installer hangs at the select keyboard layout page (pretty much right at the beginning). I have verified the MD5sum of the download and burned 2 disks to be sure that no corruptions have crept in (both disks burned at x2 speed).

Is there a bug with this version on this system? Has anyone got it to work? Am I missing something? Should I use an older version? Any thoughts or help would be much appreciated.

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tingo

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It used to be that the keyboard of some PPC macs wasn't supported, so you needed to use a usb keyboard. Not really sure if that is still the case.
Well, still listed on the PPC page:
ADB keyboards (as in Apple laptops) are supported only in -CURRENT
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notbanksy

notbanksy

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Thanks for your reply tingo. That would explain why the installer felt like it was hanging as soon as I needed to give keyboard input.

Please can someone explain what only supported n -CURRENT means?

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notbanksy

notbanksy

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Haha - well that's what I guessed it meant, but I thought 7.2 WAS the current version....

Thanks for your help :)
 
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