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Bug#281813: [m68k] [20041711] [cdrom] Failure with Debian installer on a Macintosh IIci

On Wed, Nov 17, 2004 at 11:38:28PM +0100, Bastian Appenzeller wrote:

> Method: Booted the Sarge Netboot-CD using kernel vmlinuz-2.25-mac and 
> initrd.22 from the /cdrom directory. Kernel and ram disk were not from the 
> netboot-cd but from S. Marenkas page. No network connection was used.

> Problems:
> The installation did not finish correctly, there was an error with mounting or 
> unmountig partitions. However, I switched to console used the "poweroff" 

Can you describe this further? Do you remember what the message was?

> I did not come to the part where to set the root password and create a user. 
> When bootin in the new installed system the root password was nothing (just 
> pressing the enter key). But when in the system, everything seems to be OK.

So you were never prompted to setup the timezone, root password, or
anything after it came back up? Hmmmm.

> I missed a man page for partman.

For what were you looking?

> When reading README.html of the Netbood CD the links to "tools" is wrong (it 
> goes to \tools and not to \install\tools).

Okay, I'll have a look at that.

> The Mac graphic card runs in Linux without a problem. It is connected to pc 
> monitor. Not having a mac monitor I did not remove it.

Where did you get this information?

> After having some strange installation problems, I have the feeling that
> - the Linux root partition must be previous to the swap on the hard disk
> - the order of the boot parameter in Penguin does matter.
> Maybe I did not find this in the manual.

No reason that partitions should be in a particular order. What kind of
strange problems did you have?

> With no in-depth Linux and Mac experience I have to say: The Debian installer 
> is great! It was much harder to install MacOS on the machine than Debian 
> Linux afterwards.

Cool! Thanks for your feedback.

Stephen R. Marenka     If life's not fun, you're not doing it right!

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