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Bug#323182: debian-installer: boot.img for sarge doesn't, on PPC

severity 323182 normal
thanks mate

On Mon, Aug 15, 2005 at 05:46:11AM -0400, Simon Raven wrote:
> Package: debian-installer
> Severity: grave
> Justification: renders package unusable

The debian installer works on systems where we[1] have acces to.

> boot.img for sarge on powerpc doesn't boot, no matter what i do, what
> date i get it from (there's a 20041118/ dir on the site, tried those,
> doesn't want to boot either). i've tried both 2.4 and 2.6 floppies, any
> machine i stick it in spits it back out without any warning and pops up
> a floppy picture with a big X in it. i've tried it with several
> downloads and several floppies, all known good, and they just don't
> boot, no matter what i do. the bootx option is not possible at this
> point in time as i have no bin to store the drive with mock os on it
> anywhere, and i shouldn't have to do this on a known otherwise working
> machine with sarge on it, with a dead battery, and the other a sid install,
> been running since late 2002 (potato->woody).
> i'm trying to rescue these 2 ppc oldworld macs, and without a working boot.img,
> i cannot rescue them at all.

I have seen reports of succesfull installs on PowerPC hardware
on the debian-boot mailinglist.  I have not clear how they boot.
It could be a Mac OS boot CD-ROM and some bootstrap.

Please report your progress on the rescue of PowerPC hardware.

Geert Stappers

[1] We includes you, that is how a community works  8^)

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