Re: Release Party Time ;-)
I think it would be easier to use a Debian installer CD. The installer
will setup networking for you. If you have a SCSI CD-ROM, you could boot
the Mac directly from Laurent's ISO.
I think that xz is not available on the installer disks, but a statically
linked one could be built and then fetched along with Thorsten's
cowbuilder tar. (Or just ask Thorsten nicely to distribute a tgz version).
Alternatively, instead of converting the txz to tgz, convert it to a small
extfs image, then partition and block-copy under MacOS, then boot into it
with "init=/bin/sh" (no ramdisk required if you use the right kernel*)
then online-resize the root filesystem to fill the partition, then follow
your steps to convert the cowbuilder chroot into a bootable system.
When I installed from Thorsten's debian-ports achive, I debootstrapped a
buildd target (rather than a cowbuilder), which is another workable
approach although neither cowbuilder nor buildd is an ideal target for end
* I will build one and upload it somewhere.
On Thu, 17 Feb 2011, Michael Tomkins wrote:
> I an effort to get NEW people to install Debian, I reinstalled onto a
> Quadra 605 (FPU upgraded) and wrote the steps up on my webpage
> http://mich431.net/m68k.html, culled some steps from the Q650 install
> and fixed some bugs. I was able to install from scratch without using an
> existing debian partition, although I did use a ramdisk and did have
> most of the stuff already on my Q605. I'll be putting a forum post on
> Anyone want changes/obvious errors, to the http://mich431.net/m68k.html
> before I do?