Re: Installing Debian using debian-sarge-netinst.iso (powerpc)
I kept getting the "Apple_Bootstrap" error when I was installing. It
turned out that using a different version of the installation files fixed
the problem. Of course, I was doing the installation without any physical
media. I would like to have installed off of a CD-Rom, but couldn't get
it to boot. Did you burn your .iso image in OS X? If so, how did you do
it so that it would boot from your computer?
Something you could possibly try to get the "Apple_Bootstrap" error to
disappear is to do a (minimal) installation with physical media, then boot
off of the CD to re-install over the previous installation. Just an idea.
Dept. of Mathematics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Office: Skiles 153
On Sun, 22 Feb 2004, sebyte wrote:
> Hi all.
> First of all, apologies if this is not the correct mailing list for a
> newbie-ish question. (I have done some reading! ). As
> debian-sarge-netinst.iso is under development and I am trying to use it
> to install Debian on a PowerPC, (Apple G4), I thought debian-powerpc
> and debian-boot were probably the best places to ask.
> First of all, I'm trying to create a dual-boot system. MacOSX in
> already installed and I have downloaded the 'debian-sarge-netinst.iso'
> disk image and burned it to CD. I doubt very much there is a problem
> with the CD. It is my understanding of the precise partitioning and
> mount configuration needed, (in fact, the whole process! ), which is
> lacking I'm afraid.
> I have partitioned my hard drive, (using Apple's Disk Utility), as
> Partition Volume name FS type Size Mount point / intended
> 3 DebRoot HFS+ 2 GB / (boot
> partition, i.e., /bin, /sbin, /dev, /etc and /lib)
> 5 DebSwap HFS+ 1 GB /swap
> 7 DebRest HFS+ 9 GB the rest (
> /boot, /tmp, /var, /usr, /home, e.t.c )
> 9 DebOSX UFS 11 GB Debian/OSX
> file exchange volume
> 11 MacOSX HFS+ 12 GB MacOSX volume
> The logic behind this partitioning scheme is to give 12 GB to Debian,
> 12 GB to MacOSX and the remainder to be a shared file exchange volume.
> So, booting up from the CD, everything works fine, (language selection,
> hardware detection, DHCP configuration, e.t.c.), and I am duly
> presented with the above partition map and invited to create the
> filesystems, (I selected 'ext2' for partition 3 and 7, and 'swap' for
> partition 5), and configure my mount points, (I selected '/' for
> partition 3, '/swap' for partition 5 and left partition 7 unmounted as
> there doesn't seem to be a way of choosing more than one directory per
> partition). The installation then proceeds fine, (packages are read
> from disk and installed), until finally I am presented with the
> following message:
> "No bootstrap partition found. There must be an 800K Apple_Bootstrap
> partition named 'bootstrap' of type 'Apple_Bootstrap' before you can
> continue", or words to that effect.
> Is this message not referring to partition 1, (which shows up on the
> partition map but isn't called 'bootstrap')? I really don't want to
> repartition my hard disk, (and reinstall MacOSX), again!
> Any help much much much appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> P.S. Are there any good reasons for choosing ext2 filesystems over
> ext3, or vice versa?