Re: Potato Installation guide-Mac
On Thu, Jun 22, 2000 at 06:49:06PM +0200, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> With each paragraph contained on a separate line, the diff will
> essentially be double the file size. No point in diffing there.
Yes, I was tlaking of the future, if he saved the text in a usable format
and then diff it, it should be rather small.
For th interested reader, by "sending the diff" I mean, you have a copy of
the original file, ie debian-mac.txt.orig and apply all your changes to
debian-mac.txt only. Then
"diff -u debian-mac.txt.orig debian-mac.txt > debian-mac.diff"
debian-mac.diff then contains your changes in an easily redable but still
usable format for automatic application. Send this diff file to the list.
> I think Mark could try to save the file as text with linebreaks to get it
> formatted in a way we can directly use. I'll go over the text with Joe
Yup. If he would write with joe, the tex would be automatically wrapped (I
know its much nices to write in emacs, but if you want to have sane
linelengths, joe is great).
> (^J) again for this time. How much time's left before you need the
> complete file?
No idea, I hope I get a warning before the new version is tagged.
> > I started playing a little with sgml, I think we should really got for sgml
> > and create all versions out of one single file. Basically all guides have
> Go for it. Count me out if you switch to SGML though. I'd rather learn XML
> or TeX :-)
_Learn_ TeX ??? How did you write your thesis?
Whats xml? sgml seems not to be too difficult though, at least not for what
I need, I just want conditional processing, so that in the master document
some sections are marked only for amiga, only for atari, only for mac or
only for vme. They will be included when output is generated for this file
only. The rest that is neat to use is simple highlighting, like sections,
paragraph, pretty much like in TeX or html. I don't want to do any weird
things (thats what the main doc is ment for) I just want _one_ text file
with the complete m68k quickinstall. Since 95% of the install are identical
for all m68k subarches this document will be much easier maintainable than 4
separate documents. Separate.. reminds me of my typo fixes. Please see
attached diff, I also put a few FIXMEs, did a quick install to confirm some
things, but it was rather late. My current version is at
if you do not want to apply all the diffs. I wil check this, or an improved
version, in as debian-mac.txt. I don't want to change any of the
boot-floppies shell scripts anymore, just the text file.
--- debian-mac-2.txt Fri Jun 23 01:11:40 2000
+++ debian-mac-3.txt Fri Jun 23 01:36:22 2000
@@ -26,9 +26,9 @@
yet, ask on the mailing list, or give it a try, but please don't be
disappointed if it doesn't work. Debian will not run on machines without a
paged memory management unit usually this means you will need a 68030 or
-better cpu. You may hace success with a 68020 processor plus seperate fpu.
+better cpu. You may have success with a 68020 processor plus separate fpu.
-Debian distributions are known by various names. This version, 2.2 is
+Debian distributions are known by various names. This version, 2.2, is
known as potato, the previous version 2.1 is known as slink and the version
before is hamm. You may find this helpful when navigating WWW and FTP
@@ -67,7 +67,8 @@
Files can be obtained from one of Debian's FTP sites (ftp.debian.org). A
list of mirror sites can be found at www.debian.org/distrib/ftplist. Please
choose the site closest to you. No matter which site you use, the path to
-locate the files should always be: /pub/debian/dists/potato/main/disks-m68k/current/
+locate the files should always be:
You will need these files.
mac/linux (install kernel)
@@ -99,8 +100,11 @@
files) to install the kernel and modules.
If you chose to install from the floppy images, create a new folder named
-"install". Move the base2_2.tgz, resc1440.bin,drv1440.bin and Pengiun files
-into this folder. Do not rename any files.
+"install". Move the base2_2.tgz, resc1440.bin,drv1440.bin and Penguin files
+into this folder. Do not rename any files.
+(FIXME: whats this? You need the floppy images anyway, they are called
+rescue.bin, driver.bin and _have_ to live in images-1.44, right? Ok to
+delete this paragraph?)
Partition your hard disk
@@ -144,7 +148,7 @@
-The absolute minimum should be 40 Mb This is just enough to install the
+The absolute minimum should be 40 MB This is just enough to install the
base system and nothing else - probably enough for testing it, but not for
really using it. A reasonable system starts at around 200 - 400 MB, with no
@@ -153,7 +157,7 @@
At least twice the size of your main memory. Especially on systems with
-little main memory eg 8 Mb RAM. Do not go below 20 Mb for swap space.
+little main memory eg 8 MB RAM. Do not go below 20 MB for swap space.
@@ -222,8 +226,10 @@
Double-clicking on the "Penguin" icon in the "install" folder starts the
Installer. If installing from floppies, double-click on the "Penguin" icon
-there. The Penguin starts up, shutsdown the MacOS, loads a kernel in a ram
+there. The Penguin starts up, shuts down the MacOS, loads a kernel in a ram
disk and starts the installation program.
+(FIXME: install from floppies? On a Mac? I thought you can only install from
+HDD or CD-Rom?)
If starting the Penguin from your hard disk, you need to set the path for
the Kernel and ram disk (root.bin) correct for your system on first start.
@@ -313,7 +319,12 @@
yourself. It must begin with a "/", followed by the directory components
leading to the files (e.g. "/tmp/newstuff/install" if the files reside in
the directory/tmp/newstuff/install/ on that partition).
+(FIXME: I do not think this is true. On Amiga the partition you selected is
+mounted under /instmnt, you have to give a path relative to this. Also, if
+just press <Return> you can choose to let the installer create a list of all
+available install files or to set the path manually. I allway let it build the
+list, takes a little time, but it is extremely convenient.
+Is it really different on a Mac?)
If installing from CD-ROM.
@@ -360,7 +371,7 @@
utility is included in the base system for this purpose. You also have a
DHCP option. DHCP is commonly used on Ethernet and Ethernet like Networks
to automatically give hosts an IP address and network address information at
-startup. If you need this option consult a good book it is beyond the scope
+startup. If you need this option consult a good book, it is beyond the scope
of this guide.
If you are not connected to a Network all you need enter is your hostname.
@@ -453,10 +464,10 @@
Package selection has already been performed if you didn't skip the
"installation profile step" above. I advise you, at least, select the media
you are going to install packages from and update the package listing. You
-have the abilty to set network servers to use for downloading packages when
-using the apt facility if you have a suitablly fast link. You may also use
+have the ability to set network servers to use for downloading packages when
+using the apt facility if you have a suitably fast link. You may also use
the apt installation facility for new installations from CDROM. The APT
-facilty is the next generation package installation manager for Debian
+facility is the next generation package installation manager for Debian
Installations. There is a good explanation of this system in the file
release-notes.en.txt in the mac branch of the ftp site tree. The package
listing file is in each of the directories above.
@@ -482,7 +493,7 @@
here> start and stop the connection respectively. By default only the root
user has permission to use these files. Of course when logged in as root
you may grant this privilege to any other user. This is probably a good
-idea as it is very easy to do damage when looged in as root unnecessarily.
+idea as it is very easy to do damage when logged in as root unnecessarily.
SLIP is more difficult. Examine the "/etc/init.d/network" start-up script
the "ifconfig" command has already been inserted for you. Add a "slattach"
@@ -547,7 +558,7 @@
Published under the Terms of the Debian GNU/Linux Licence. All trademarks,
mentioned explicitly or not, are acknowledged and are the property of their
respective Owners. This guide draws on many sources including the
-experiences of the Linux m68k user base. However the responsibilty for all
+experiences of the Linux m68k user base. However the responsibility for all
errors and omissions remains mine alone.
Mark Scott, Last change: June 21, 2000.