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Bug#98075: marked as done (Update inst-methods.sgml, add suntar, hfs; update setlang sections)

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Package: boot-floppies
Version: 2.2.23

Index: urls.ent
RCS file: /cvs/debian-boot/boot-floppies/documentation/urls.ent,v
retrieving revision
diff -u -r1.63.2.1 urls.ent
--- urls.ent	2001/05/12 20:17:36
+++ urls.ent	2001/05/20 00:50:25
@@ -426,6 +426,8 @@
 <!entity url-powerpc-of "http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/debian-imac/debian-imac.sit";>
+<!entity url-powerpc-suntar "http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive/Archive/cmp/suntar-223.hqx";>
 <!entity url-powerpc-ppcbug "no URL">
 <!entity url-powerpc-bootx "no URL">

Index: inst-methods.sgml
RCS file: /cvs/debian-boot/boot-floppies/documentation/en/inst-methods.sgml,v
retrieving revision 1.55
diff -u -r1.55 inst-methods.sgml
--- inst-methods.sgml	2001/02/17 18:46:25	1.55
+++ inst-methods.sgml	2001/05/20 01:10:17
@@ -246,6 +246,15 @@
 single file.  Perform your initial boot, and then point the
 installation program at the files you have downloaded when it asks for
 the appropriate source.
+<![ %powerpc [ 
+      <p> 
+Currently, Linux cannot access files on an HFS+
+filesystem (MacOS System 8.0 and above may use HFS+ filesystems). To
+determine whether your existing filesystem is HFS+, select Get Info
+for the volume in question. HFS filesystems appear as <tt>Mac OS
+Standard</tt>, while HFS+ filesystems say <tt>Mac OS Extended</tt>.
+  ]]>
 These are only suggestions.  You should choose whatever sources are
 most convenient for you.  Floppies are neither convenient nor
@@ -794,27 +803,26 @@
-<![ %i386 [
-<!-- This should be revised by some native speaker -->
-  <sect1 id="set-lang">
+<![ %i386 [ 
+   <sect1 id="set-lang">
      Modifying the &RESCUE-FLOPPY; to Support National Language
-You may see the messages shown by the &RESCUE-FLOPPY; (before loading
-Linux kernel) in your mother tongue. If you are not an English
-speaker, you have to copy the provided messages files and a font to
-the floppy after writing the image file, to achieve this. For MS-DOS
-and Windows users there is a batch file <file>setlang.bat</file> in
-<file>dosutils</file> directory, that does exactly this. Simply enter
-this directory (e.g. <tt>cd c:\debian\dosutils</tt>) and run
+   <p>
+The messages shown by the &RESCUE-FLOPPY; (before loading the Linux
+kernel) can be shown in your mother tongue. To achieve this if you are
+not an English speaker, after writing the image file, you must copy
+the provided message files and a font to the floppy. For MS-DOS and
+Windows users there is a batch file <file>setlang.bat</file> in the
+<file>dosutils</file> directory, which copies the correct
+files. Simply enter this directory (e.g. <tt>cd
+c:\debian\dosutils</tt>) within a command prompt window, and run
 <tt>setlang <var>lang</var></tt>, where <var>lang</var> is a
 two-letter code of your language in lower case, for example
-<tt>setlang pl</tt> to set the language to Polish.
+<tt>setlang pl</tt> to set the language to Polish. Currently these
+language codes are available: <tt>cs de eo es fi fr hr hu it ja pl pt
+ru sk sv tr</tt> ]]>
 <![ %m68k [
 	<sect2>Writing Disk Images on Atari Systems
@@ -864,6 +872,35 @@
+<![ %powerpc [ 
+	<sect2>Writing Disk Images From MacOS
+	  <p>
+On MacOS systems, you can use the freeware <prgn>suntar</prgn> program
+to create floppy disk images.  (Note: <prgn>Disk Copy</prgn> will not
+work for this purpose, because it creates HFS filesystem floppies. The
+floppies you will be creating, except the hfs-image-floppy, are Linux
+filesystem floppies.) You can obtain <prgn>suntar</prgn> from <url
+id="&url-powerpc-suntar;">. To create a floppy from a floppy image,
+for example the <file>root.bin</file> file, first download the file
+from the Debian mirror in <em>binary</em> mode. Do not allow any
+automatic extraction of the file after downloading. The `.bin'
+extension does not stand for Macbinary, but rather just `binary'
+floppy image files.
+    <enumlist>
+    <item>
+Start the <prgn>suntar</prgn> program and select `Overwrite
+Sectors...' from the <tt>Special</tt> menu.
+    <item>
+Insert the floppy disk as requested, then hit return (start at sector
+    <item>
+Select the <file>root.bin</file> file in the file-opening dialog.
+    <item>
+After the floppy has been created successfully, select `Eject' from
+the <tt>File</tt> menu.  If there are any errors writing the floppy,
+simply toss that floppy and try another.
+    </enumlist>
+  ]]>
 <![ %supports-bootable-cd [

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Subject: Re: Bug#98075: Update inst-methods.sgml, add suntar, hfs; update 	 setlang sections
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Closing this bug for now.  No consensus on proper documentation arose.

Please submit patches directly to debian-boot for discussion and

Please do not take this as discouragement to work on boot-floppies
documentation (Potato or Woody).

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onshore.com.....<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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