Re: Status of Debian on the PowerMacs?
On Thu, Aug 20, 1998 at 05:19:55PM -0500, Rob Browning wrote:
> [ I posted this to debian-devel, but should have posted it here...]
> I've got a friend who's finally going to get around to trying out
> Linux, and the machine he's got available is a 7500 with RedHat
> installed. I'd like for him to get started with Debian, and I'm
> willing to go to some trouble to get the machine converted over.
> I wanted to see how much trouble this was likely to be, and where I
> need to start. What pieces do we still lack?
The easiest way will be if he has a free partition. Untar the base
tarball which is probably lying in incoming somewhere onto that
partition, set it as root (Use nvsetenv boot-file 'whereverkernelis
root=/dev/sdxx'). Then mount the partition with the .debs, or fetch
them by hand - is ftp in the tarball? Should be fairly clean. Kinda.
Hopefully, an installer is in the works...
> FWIW Dan "drow <firstname.lastname@example.org>" had spoken to me a while
> back about this, but mail to that address bounces now.
Sorry, that internet provider belly-upped on me. Use email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org (or email@example.com if you want to force me to read
it in pine :()