Re: OldWorld Mac-specific problems; perhaps drop?
On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 11:42:23AM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> On Jul 13, 2006, at 10:36 AM, Sven Luther wrote:
> Daniel wrote:
> >>Do you have any message numbers? Remember I've only started with
> >>powerpc debian recently, so I'm not one of the 'everyone' that
> >>be aware of it'. Also, if you're saying that new powerpc users
> >>be aware that miBoot is the official way to boot, I think you're
> >>mistaken. The official manual is the usual way to find things out,
> >>not reading mailing list archives.
> >google is your friend.
> That's unkind and unnecessary. He's right. The official manual *is*
Indeed, i am just pointing out that as of the sarge release the manual was
severly outdated and inaccurate on powerpc, especially for everything except
newworld pmacs booted with yaboot from CD.
> the official source for such information. A newbie (who probably
> doesn't even know the keywords to google for) should *not* have to
> use google to find out how to boot his or her old Mac in Debian. The
> information should be in the manual.
Ah, he was asking about the discussion concerning miboot. Well, i could use
google or the mailing list archive to find out and give him nice urls or
something, but he can do so as well himself, especially as i don't have time
for such a hunt myself.
> That said, the powerpc version of the manual is in terrible shape and
> desperately needs editing and bringing up-to-date. Any help on that
> would be appreciated.
Indeed, just what i was saying.