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I tried the new-powermac installer again, and found it can't mount hfs
disks. I wonder if busybox code is incompatible with the 2.4 kernel on
this, or maybe it was because I was trying an ext3 install.

I tried hmount from another partition, but it didn't work because of
the library reduction.

That made me think about the recent suggestions for a small CD-ROM iso
with the installer system on it, and how that would free us from the
need to reduce libraries so drastically etc. I really think
debian-installer should start out with a no-floppy assumption, just
refer people back to (woody) boot-floppies if they want to try to
install from floppies. If there was no need for library reduction,
that would make the installer much more flexible for people converting
from other distributions, or just patching things together like I was
trying to do. Not to mention speeding the build process.

I'm sure a bigger-than-floppy-size root.bin could be booted straight
from the hard disk on powermacs; so you wouldn't really even need to
shoehorn stuff into an iso. Download and go. 

*------v--------- Installing Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 --------v------*
|      <http://www.debian.org/releases/woody/installmanual>      |
|   debian-imac (potato): <http://debian-imac.sourceforge.net>   |
|            Chris Tillman        tillman@azstarnet.com          |
|                   May the Source be with you                   |

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