Re: Install of DebianPPC on a PowerMac
On Mon, Mar 01, 1999 at 03:21:13PM -0500, Kyle R. Green wrote:
> Hi. I'm extremely intrigued by DebianPPC, as it's built from Debian
That's because it _is_ extremely intriguing!
> I'm curious to see if anybody has successfuly installed DebianPPC on a
> PowerMac, what hardware was involved, how it was done, and the
> availability of packages for it.
Yes. "A number" of people have installed it on powermacs.
If you want to install it, it will help to have a powermac with two drives
and linuxPPC already installed on one of the drives.
Format and partition a drive,
untar the base tarball (see mailist archive for it's net location) into place,
delete the file; '/sbin/unconfigured.sh',
create an appropriate '/etc/fstab' file,
edit /etc/passwd (at least touch it, probably add a user besides root)
After this, bootX make it easy to boot with a new kernel. Try
It _really_ helped me to have another debian system (x86) to unpack .debs
so that I could get various libraries, or whatever dselect, or apt was
Another thing that helped was to go very slowly at first, installing one
package at a time again, clearing up any problems as they arose.
I believe the Debian maintainers are working hard to get an installation system
working. You might want to save some time by waiting for a more conventional
installation, but then, maybe not.
> Thank you very much in advance.
> Kyle R. Green
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