Re: failure installing emdebian grip powerpc on ibook
Neil Williams wrote:
Another issue for powerpc is that yaboot does not seem to be in the grip
repository. Yaboot is a bootloader for "newworld powermacs" - all
powerpc macs that use openfirmware. This does not apply for intel based
macs which can use grub-efi. powerpc macs can not use grub.
How do I get emdebian keys into the installer so that installation can
continue without errors ?
I'll try and find out.
For now, if you want to get a working system running Emdebian Grip, one
way that does work is to let the installer use a standard Debian
mirror, install Debian as normal and then change your sources to
Emdebian Grip and dist-upgrade. That's what I did with my Acer Aspire1.
Not ideal, I know - I'll try and find out about keys and d-i.
Is emdebian going to worry about boot-loaders ???
grub, yaboot, uboot, etc ???
I either have to install yaboot manually, or specify a debian repository
with a lower priority than emdebian. Can that be done if using the same
disto (eg. unstable ?). Maybe I will specify testing for the debian
repo and unstable for the emdebian repo.
Of course, as you mention, doing a proper debian install first, then
dist-upgrade to emdebian is the other way. It's an probably easier
process, but conceptually would be good to avoid :)
Can we get yaboot gripped please and put in the grip repo.