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Re: netinst on powerpc

On Thu, May 09, 2002 at 09:07:20PM -0700, Jean-Michel Besnard wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to install woody on a 'G4 Server 500' which has an Adaptec 2950's card.
> I have tried to boot with netinst (20020215) woody for PPC and also with the CD 1 of woody (kernel 2.4.16, January).
> With Netinst, the kernel 2.4 seems to miss in the iso. I can only boot with the 2.2, but I cant do anything with such an old kernel.
> With the CD 1 of woody, I am able to load the kerbel 2.4 (2.4.16, January), but the installer does not find the scsi hard drive at all.

I think there scsi drivers may not be compiled into the kernel, the
new powermacs don't normally have SCSI. Colin Walters may jump in to
let us know. If so, you may have to compile a kernel beforehand with
2950 drivers and substitute on the CD you build.

> I guess 2.4.16 is too old as well.

I'm certain it's not too old, only the bleeding edge is past 2.4.16.

> I have tried to put the missing kernel in the netinst but was not able to boot with the new burned CD.
> I have been able to install Mandrake 7.2 on that mac, but I dont want to use this system at all.
> My questions are:
> Is there a recent woody cd1 or netinst I could download for powerpc ? (ie, with kernel 2.4.18)
> Otherwise, how could I generate the iso, since I dont have the mirror of debian at home ?

There is a script for building a powerpc iso at 

You can build it with or without basedebs.tar. It uses the
new-powermac flavor, which is now 2.4.18.
> Finally, how can I update netinst properly to make it use the current bf2.4 ?

'bf2.4' is an i386 flavor. You want new-powermac instead. 

*------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@voicetrak.com          |
|                   May the Source be with you                   |

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