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Re: boot-floppies 2.2.5 (potato) ready for testing



On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 01:52:41PM -0300, Carlos Barros wrote:
> I had a little problem with a power-pc (Mac 6500/300).
> The only way to install debian is using a floppy (the debian-cd images 
> doesn't boot).

that is correct, there will never be bootable CDs for oldworld macs.  

> Another is that I couldn't make debian boot from start. The power-mac start
> MacOS. 

read the installation docs, the make system bootable is very dificient
in potato, you have to setup OpenFirmware yourself.  this it too
complicated to fix for potato.  its `fixed' in woody cvs now, but its
not going to guarentee bootable oldworld systems since the firmware is
just trash.  

> I use the install floppy again open a shell and run the ofpath command and
> it said that it is incompatible with the bios(version problem)

the potato ofpath is quite old.  i don't know if its possible to get a
new version of that into potato or not, i rather doubt it.  (its up to
the release manager).  

> PS: Is there a howto to send parameters to the kernel like using lilo on i386?

its basically the same as i386, quik works the same way as lilo.   for
the floppy boot there is no way to set kernel args.  for BootX there
is a space for you to add them.  on newworlds you use yaboot which is
again just like lilo.  

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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