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Re: Booting to floppy

Um, yeah, that must be what I meant.  Actually, what I meant is
this: the docs constantly talk about booting the rescue floppy for
this that and the other.  But the "rescue" floppy for the powerpc
port is an ext2 file system, and doesn't boot at all on old world
macs, and I just assumed that it must be for new world macs.  If
not, then the rescue floppy image is a complete hoax for powerpc. 
Maybe it is anyway.  Obviously the constant references to the rescue
floppy in the docs are because the docs are just recycled i386 docs,
which is fine, but really, there should be something that says that
there is no real rescue floppy for powerpc.  At least, there isn't a
single floppy that boots to a prompt, unless you count "Insert root
file system floppy now and hit return".

So what I'm saying is that if you have an old world mac, the docs
and the install procedure are quite broken, and yes, I've already
volunteered to fix them.  One thing at a time, though.

You lucky newworld macs can just boot from the CD.  Sigh.


Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2001 at 02:28:55PM -0800, Andrew Sharp wrote:
> > Welcome to the powerpc boot floppy fiasco.  The rescue floppy will
> > only work on New World macs, and yours is an old world.  The
> That's just not true.  The rescue floppy is not meant to be booted off
> of on this architecture at all.  New World macs don't have a floppy
> drive.
> You mean the boot CD only works on New World.
> --
> Daniel Jacobowitz                           Debian GNU/Linux Developer
> Monta Vista Software                              Debian Security Team

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