Re: HOWTO install Debian from another distribution?
Arnaud Vandyck writes:
> I did build debootstrap from another powerpc and launched it. It
> installed some packages but I do not have 'ar'! nor a 'functionnal'
> Debian system! :(
> is it the good way to install Debian from another distribution?
debootstrap is definitely the way to go. It will give you a minimal
but functional Debian system. You may have to configure a few things
manually (I recall the root password, the first user account, the
hostname, the network, and the sources.list).
If you have a Debian system running on a different architecture, you
can also debootstrap the powerpc binaries into a directory and use
that as an NFS-root for netbooting your Mac (incidentally, that's how
I installed my new Powerbook from the old one).
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