Trouble installing debian on a 8500/120
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I've got a PowerMac 8500/120, and misses the SCSI disk. This is my
first powermac, so i've no system no another mac box to build bootable
But i don't want macos, so i've started to install debian.
I've first tried woody, download the first ppc cd, created the boot and
roof floppy from boot-floppy-hfs.img and root.bin files.
Floppy boot, i can see the floppy icon, then the ``tux under mac''
icon, then the screen goes black.
I can imagine that boot progress: the scsi peripheral are enumerated,
and the boot floppy are ejected so i can insert the root one.
Looking in install manual i've seen that on:
but i've not found boot-video-ofonly.img image file; googling a bit
and so seems that only early revision of woody have the ``black
screen'' bug on boot.
But i've just download the boot-floppy-hfs.img from debian official
mirrors and problem persist.
So i've tried sarge, i've found boot.img and ofonlyboot.img: i've tried
both but does not boot. Inspecting with hmount/hls seems that they are
hfs formatted with a vmlinuz file within, but there's no system
folder/file, so seems really not bootable.
The sarge installing manual for this part speek about
boot-floppy-hfs.img images, so seems they are not just updated.
Please, help me. ;)
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