On 01/24/11 19:47, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:19:59 -0800
> Gary<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Hold down the left mouse button during power-on. Some drives in the
>> G5s have a barely reachable eject button on the front if you pull down
>> the drive slot door. One of mine actually had the physical eject
>> button removed so it's a bit of a hassle if I want to swap install
> I should have been more specific; I want to open the cd drive from within FreeBSD.
> (I knew about that mouse button down)
I think you can use burncd eject for that as well.
>> I'm curious to try the version 9 image you're referring to as I'm
>> unable to get SATA drives to appear from either the 8.2 RC1 release or
>> Nathan's custom disc. Where are you getting the version 9 images?
> I used the one linked to in Nathan's post on this mailing list, with the subject
> "PowerPC installer".
> And, as I wrote, on my machine I need to do a "boot -v" to have the disks recognized
> by FreeBSD.
There's also a powerpc64 ISO at
with the same booting instructions, if you're interested. The SATA thing
has to be a timing issue, but it requires more knowledge about ATA than
I have to know where the problem is.