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Re: Booting to floppy

At 13:45 +0100 2/27/01, Marco d'Itri wrote:
>On Feb 27, Andrew Sharp <andy@netfall.com> wrote:
> >There are two floppy images in the powerpc dist that might be
> >mentioned.  One is called rescue.bin, the other boot-floppy-hfs.img,
> >and hence a newbie might easily think that the former is the rescue
> >floppy mentioned often in the docs, but is not bootable on old world
> >macs, it is an ext2 file system, actually.  Maybe not bootable on
> >any macs since people keep saying that newworld macs don't have
> >floppy.  Maybe they work on some other powerpc platforms, I don't
> >know.
>It does not work on IBM machines, and I can't see why it should work on
>any other platform, since no open firmware version I know about
>understands ext2.
>The only way to install debian on a CHRP machine is to extract the
>kernel from the ext2 floppy and copy it on a raw or FAT-formatted disk.
>And then you discover the kernel has no serial console support, so you
>have to find a PCI video card and put it in the machine. After doing
>that you can finally boot the system, at least if the kernel is not too
>old for your machine and dies with some weird error message.

Would it help if I build a kernel for you?

Groet Geert Stappers
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