Re: Systems with no floppy
On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 02:34:53PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Ethan Benson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 03:39:37PM +0200, J.A. Bezemer wrote:
> > >
> > > I suspect that booting off a Zip disk is more like booting off a floppy than
> > > booting off a CD, which means that this probably is a debian-boot issue;
> > > forwarding it there.
> > using the same method as the bootable CDROMs will make a bootable zip
> > disk, however it must be done from GNU/Linux and the zip disk must
> > never be mounted in MacOS or else MacOS will render it unbootable.
> > one can always boot the bootloader (yaboot) manually as described many
> > times in the debian-powerpc archives.
> Maybe Chris Tiller can add this to the Potato documentation?
> Would this ZIP disk be unbootable on OldWorld PowerMac, just as the CD
> I don't suppose there's a way to just take the HFSimage and burn it to
I'm pretty sure you'll have the same problems booting a ZIP as booting
a CD. The HFS floppy image only works because floppies aren't expected
to provide their own drivers.
Daniel Jacobowitz Debian GNU/Linux Developer
Monta Vista Software Debian Security Team