Re: Installing Debian on an SE/30
Jesse R. Lucke wrote:
I don't know if this came through the first time I posted, so I'll try
again. Apologies for repetition if it occurs.
I've been trying to install Debian on my SE/30 in order to turn it into a
gateway for my dialup connection. Yeah, I'm crazy--life's more fun that
Penguin 19 boots fine (once you pass it the nolangchooser option) but the
installer doesn't want to format the drive. After the partitions are set
up, the installer tries to format the swap partition. Once it gets to
that, I can choose any option I like (even doing without swap) and the
installer will restart the disk preparation process process. This loopy
process ends when I hit the reset button.
The partitions are there; they're shown when I ask Penguin for SCSI device
info. My Mac utilities can see them too. Any ideas as to why it's not
formatting them and what I can do about it? Is there a utility I can use
to format them from the Mac OS?
This is a great little utility to format on the Mac Side. You'll have to
reformat your drive though.
I think I remember reading in one of the Linux install manuals that you
set up your /root partition first then follow with your swap. I don't
know that it makes a difference. But I just do what the manual says.
I've run X on an SE/30 running frame view window manager, samba file
server, the nfs server, and the apple talk (netatalk) all at the same
time. It don't run too bad.
-Mac OS 7.6.1
-32 MB RAM
-Asante MacCon NIC