Re: Booting to floppy
A slight correction to my message: I meant "BootX-like Debian-tool for
m68k/Mac"...BootX itself is for powermacs. *sigh* I'm so very sleepy...
On Wed, 28 Feb 2001, John Anthony Kazos Jr. wrote:
> Why can't we just use a Disk Tools floppy or something to run that
> m68k booting app? (The Debian version of BootX, I forgot the name.) That's
> what I'm planning to do anyway, within a few days...taking the minimal
> System/Finder from the Net Install floppy (the README that comes with it
> spefically talks about those files' minimalness) and do the following.
> 1) On a drive with a swap/root partition pair, format the swap as MacOS
> Standard and put the bigger install files there, and make a boot floppy
> with the install bits on it.
> 2) Once Linux is installed, remake the swap as real swap and remake the
> install-boot floppy as a regular-boot floppy.
> If this plan *won't* work, I'll know when I try it. If anyone has any
> pointers on it, I'd appreciate them. The machines in question are Quadra
> 700s, one of them with the 601 upgrade.
> But...hasn't *anyone* thought of doing this before? It may even work with
> BootX (I'll try that if doing it with the debian tool doesn't work.)
> On Mon, 26 Feb 2001, Kenney Mark wrote:
> > All,
> > I want to install Debian on a Mac, and can get my Power Macintosh 8500/120
> > to the Open Firmware boot prompt, but cannot find any documentation that
> > tells me how to boot the "rescue floppy" from the boot prompt to start my
> > Debian 2.2 installation. I'm guessing it's something like "boot fd:0"?
> > Your help would be greatly appreciated...
> > Mark (email@example.com)