Re: Problem installing on PowerMac 8600
No luck booting from a floppy or making it through the installer. Here
is what I did, and hopefully, folks can point me in the right direction.
I went to http://www.nl.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ and the first
thing I tried was the "floppy" set of powerpc images. However, my 8500
would not boot of a floppy made from these images. I tried writing the
images with both rawwrite on a PC and with dd on my current installation
of debian. No joy with the "boot.img" disk written either way... And I
don't think it's a problem with the floppy drive itself - I put in the
floppies in MacOS 9, and they showed up on the desktop and I was able to
see the kernel file on the disk.
I also tried to just use the kernel and ramdisk files from the "netinst"
powerpc CD image. I was able to boot the machine, but I couldn't get it
to do the network install ....
I poked around Sven's links, and saw new kernel images. But I didn't see
anything that looked like an installer ramdisk, or floppy images.
Are there newer floppy images I can test ? Or an ramdisk which can do a
network install ?