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Re: Bug#311143: installation-reports

On Mon, 2005-05-30 at 15:40 -0700, Anton Graham wrote:
> On May 29, 2005, at 4:58 AM, Christian Perrier wrote:
> >
> >
> >> The /tools directory on the PPC Netinst disks contains only Windows/
> >> PC tools.  A copy of BootX is critical for OldWorld installs.
> >>
> >
> >
> > I may sound stupid because I'm ignorant of PPC things, but is it free
> > software ?
> >
> > Anyway, this is more pertaining to the "cdrom" pseudo-package, I
> > guess.
> >
> No, it's not stupid :)
> Yes, it is free software AFAIK.  It is available at http:// 
> penguinppc.org/~benh  Any questions regarding licensing (there is no  
> statement regarding licensing on his page) should be directed to Ben.
> I did run across another issue after I got the installer running.   
> Quik doesn't always work as a boot loader for Old World Macs (I still  
> don't have it working on my Beige G3).  Because of this I have to  
> continue using BootX to boot my linux system.  While this is, in  
> itself, acceptable, the fact that I had no tools within the installer  
> to access HFS or HFS+ partitions, I had some interesting issues  
> trying to get my kernel onto the HFS boot partition.  I solved this  
> by chrooting into the new install to use hfstools.  This could have  
> been avoided by including the kernel module for the hfs filesystem in  
> one of the packages loaded by the installer.
> Thank you.
Same problem here with my Beige G3.  I solved the kernel transfer to the
HFS partition problem by using a PCI USB card and a JumpDrive.  On my
PowerBook 3400c I used a PCMCIA to CF Card adapter in the same manner.
It would be much easier if the hfs filesystem driver was available in
the installer.

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