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Bug#69161: boot-floppies: installer fails to create bootable system on ``oldworld'' PowerMacs

Package: boot-floppies
Version: 2.2.16-2000-07-20
Severity: important

The dialog ``Make Linux bootable directly from the hard disk''
apparently involves installing Quik.  A dialog appears with lots
of text, but disappears before you can focus on it.  (All I
managed to catch was the word ``Quik''.)  Exactly what happened
here, and whether or not it actually worked, is completely

Later, after failing to create a boot floppy, the machine reboots
into MacOS (because the Quik install doesn't work).  I have no
idea what would happen if you didn't have Mac OS installed.

Using BootX to start the system works, but there's no information
in the installer about installing, configuring, or using BootX.
(Obviously the installer can't do much, but it *could* walk a user
though mounting their HFS boot disk, copying the kernel image to a
location on that disk where BootX would like to see it, and give
some advice on configuring and using BootX.)

There's also no information about the BootX option in the
installation manual, but that's already been reported elsewhere.

System information

Debian Release: potato
Architecture: powerpc
Kernel: Linux diziet 2.2.16-foo #2 Mon Jun 12 17:14:16 PDT 2000 ppc

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