Re: New install on powerbook 540c
There seem to be 3 different files associated with a ramdisk with this
distro.... driver.bin, rescue.bin, and root.bin. Which should I use? Or
are all three of these combined considered the ramdisk?
> From: Brad Boyer <email@example.com>
> Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 11:11:39 -0800
> To: Matt Polashek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: New install on powerbook 540c
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> Resent-Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 13:11:54 -0600 (CST)
> On Sat, Jan 24, 2004 at 12:17:05PM -0500, Matt Polashek wrote:
>> I am attempting to install Debian on my Powerbook 540c. I purchased a
>> Debian GNU Linux CD at the Linux Expo in NYC Thursday assuming that it would
>> boot. When I set startup (using the Mac OS control panel) and attempt to
>> boot, the CD rom immediately spits out the CD and boots from hard disc.
>> Anyone have any experience with this? Is there a way around this problem?
> The Debian install CD is not bootable on any 68k Mac. For that matter,
> even the older ppc based Macs don't have a bootable CD for Debian. The
> problem is that there is no free way to make a bootable CD image for any
> Mac that uses the Apple ROM to boot. For a 68k Mac, you always have to
> boot the MacOS, even after the install. Use the program Penguin to
> load a Linux kernel (and for the install, a ramdisk). If it isn't on
> the CD already, you can find it online. It's not a very large binary.
> Brad Boyer
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