As I recall, a macos disk has to have a blessed system folder and there is something on the first track that points to it. I remember in toast sometimes you have to mark the disk as bootable and then it makes sure you have what is necessary, it also looks for the cd extension. So there is a little magic here and I forgot exactly how it works, let me know if you need me to do some research.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Otto Wyss)@SUN
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 20:36
Subject: Bootable offical Debian-CD
Well I don't have the time but I'd like to have this problem fixed
before Woody gets released.
I've now tried all version of the first Debian Potato rev1-4 CD plus the
GNU/Darwin-CD but none does boot on my b&w G3. Of course any MacOS CD
does boot correctly.
When I try to boot with the CD pressing the C-key, the CD drive lights
starts flickerling and the display changes to white. But nothing happens
until after a long wait the harddisk starts and MacOS9 is booted.
How can I check what's going on? It there any other way to boot from a
I've downloaded the CD images with rsync on a PC(Linux) and burnt it
with cdrecord. I'm fairly sure they are correct, under MacOS I can read
them without any problem. I downloaded GNU/Darwin on a PC(Windows) and
burnt it with nero.
PS. Is there a Debian bootable ZIP (100MB)?
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