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Re: testing the etch installer

On 21/12/2006, at 5:52 AM, Laurent Vivier wrote:

Le 20 déc. 06 à 14:40, Stephen R Marenka a écrit :

On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 12:07:27PM +0100, Laurent Vivier wrote:

Le 20 déc. 06 à 11:21, Wouter Verhelst a écrit :

[catching up on my huge mail backlog...]

On Sun, Nov 26, 2006 at 09:33:48PM +0100, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
For the mac, there exists no directory in the install folder, ie
no Penguin
boot loader, no bootargs, only the kernel image. Is this enough to
boot a
mac with emile? I did not find emile on the image, though.

It would be if emile was used on the ISO to make it bootable; but I
don't think it can already do that.

EMILE can, but it needs to copy a driver from an Apple bootable CD,
that is not compatible with Debian policy:


You can also use EMILE from a floppy to load kernel image from the ISO:


Is that driver redistributable? We could build a non-free image.

I should ask Apple to know...

We can still use the boot-floppy with network install or boot-floppy with CD install. I believe that this works on all mac m68k, not just those that came with an Apple CD-Rom. And the boot floppy images can go on install cd's, you just need some way of writing the floppy, eg DD. I would put instructions for MacOSX / windows / linux writing of the floppy with USB drives.

It is unlikely that Apple will release the driver under GPL, this is what Debian policy requires for inclusion in offical images. AFAIK

Michael Tomkins
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