Bad floppies on startup
I have been using Debian (x86) for a few years now. I have a Power
Macintosh I am trying to install onto for the first time. Since I
didn't find a base*.tgz for woody, I figured I would at least get the
machine up on potato. I would be happy to try to test the woody
install if I get a base from somewhere. I would subscribe to
debian-boot, but it seems like alot of -dev issues.
I am probably doing something stupid or have a floppy hardware
problem, but here goes...
I am unable to get my BIOS to read the first floppy disk. I tried
re-writing to the floppy disk several times using OS 9's diskcopy,
downloaded the image twice, and wrote to two different floppies for
rescue.bin. I also tried to write the image from my i386 machine but it
I saw the boot-floppy-hfs.img file but I can't recall the type & creator
codes to use for them. It's been a few years since I did QA for a
software company on Macs. I was working at SuSE Linux most recently. I
didn't see anything mentioned about the .img file in the installation
boot disks 2.2.23-2001-04-15 (potato "current")
Old world PCI PowerPC machine, Power Computing PowerWave 604|120
98 MB RAM, external 8 GB SCSI (5.5GB free) CD-ROM
built-in network card in motherboard.
Cable modem with access router to the Internet.
Messing with BootX, miBoot and/or Quik is my next strategy, but I wanted
to check here before diving into these areas.
So, any more tricks I can try to create a working set of boot floppies?
-- Grant Bowman <firstname.lastname@example.org>