Re: Bug#270599: Floppy install on Oldworld PowerMac
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(Please don't CC the BTS on subjects like this that don't really have
anything to do with the bug itself.)
On Saturday 11 September 2004 13:11, Russell Hires wrote:
> I've offered my services before in writing up some docs (or simply
> modifying the woody ones to fit the sarge install) in a couple of
> previous threads.
Always happy when help is offered.
If you'd like to help on the manual, it would be very good if you could
check the Mac-specific portions of the manual. The problem with Mac's is,
as I understand it, that there are several different families of hardware
that require different approaches (e.g. different bootloaders). It is
important to keep these separated and to make sure we cover them all.
The suggestion from Rick to first get to know your way around the installer
is very valuable.
The current version of the manual itself can be found on .
Start by reading the document  for background information.
Next, get an _anonymous_ SVN checkout of the manual .
(Note: a full checkout for d-i is 223MB. If you'd like to just checkout the
manual, you can use 'debian-installer/installer/doc'.)
Look for files in './doc/manual/en/...'. Most Mac-specific parts will be in
directories named powerpc or documents named powerpc.xml.
There is also Mac-specific stuff hidden in other documents. You can find
these by grepping for 'arch="powerpc"'.
Start by sending in corrections to this list (patches are preferred).
Someone will pick them up and make sure they're included.
If you're not comfortable with xml, just send in 'normal' texts and we'll
find a way to include them as well.
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