Re: Debian-installer, older hardware, boot loaders, miboot & amiboot & ..
On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 08:37:48AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 01:06:05AM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> > I just had an interesting conversation with an Apple developer
> > (Apple employee) regarding the legal status of the boot sector for
> > oldworld Macs.
> > He pointed out that Darwin runs (and boots) on (at least) the beige
> > G3, and that's oldworld. I don't know anything about Darwin except
> > that it's from Apple, it runs on PowerMacs, and it's open source,
> > but he (and now I) wondered if the open source boot code for Darwin
> > would do what we're looking for.
> Seems interesting, i will followup on this.
Nope won't work. Darwin uses an openfirmware based boot loader (like
yaboot) which installs patches for those oldworld models it supports.
Will not work on non Darwin supported stuff though.