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Re: multiarch Netinstall CD

On Wed, 3 Aug 2005, Martin-Éric Racine wrote:

On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, Martin-Eric Racine wrote:

I independently reproduced this and succeeded in making a i386/powerpc CD. It works well as-is on i386, but my iMac fails to see it when powering up and holding C. I'm guessing that some mkisofs options are conflicting with each other, but I cannot figure out which ones. Could anyone enlighten me as to exactly which mkisofs options were used to make the LinuxTag DVD?

It turns out that the mkisofs options used by the Linux Tag team are available at http://www.soziologie.ch/~steinlin/d-i/netinst-ppc-i386/ (ISO and script).

This being said, runing that script on my own input dir still gives me a CD that only boots on amd64 and i386; booting it on a Power Mac by holding C fails, so does booting the image on an emulator (PearPC or QEMU). It looks as if blessing the Mac system directory (in this case, the install/ directory where yaboot and the Open Firmware bootscript reside) fails.

Any ideas on how to proceed about finding out what exactly fails?

It appears that something about the order of boot files conflicts; if I enable only the HFS options, I get a great PowerPC CD, but if I enable the El Torito options, it produces a CD that cannot boot on PPC (it DOES boot on amd64+i386).

There must be a way to sort those boot files using mkisofs options, but how?

Martin-Eric Racine

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