Re: Installing Debian on a beige G3 all-in-one
On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 10:00:36AM -0500, Troy Conkright wrote:
> Well, from what I've read in the archives, I realize this is a sadistic
> thing to attempt for my first linux install! Here's the thing: I'm using
> the Debian Boot-Floppy-Hfs.img to install. I downloaded Debian 3.0r1
> and burned them onto disk. First, i can't get a Swap partition created,
> and could use some help with that! What type is it?
I believe the installer just wants a normal Linux partition named "swap".
> Lovely, now quik
> will recognize hda2 and make it bootable, BUT it still won't boot. I've
> tried executing a shell and using the
> nvsetenv boot-device 'ofpath /dev/hda2'
> command, but to no avail. It reboots, and comes up with CAN'T open
I know the original release of Debian 3.0 came with a verion of quik
that was incompatible with the G3 based boxes. There was a patch
floating around, but it may not have gotten put into the installer.
Perhaps someone else on the list knows more about which version is
used by default.