Re: installing Deb on Rev. A iMac?
At 11:04 -0600 1999-11-07, Kevin Puetz wrote:
I'm trying to figure out how to install Debian on my rev. A iMac. I
know the current root1440.bin won't work on my machine (I tried using
it as ramdisk.image.gz with BootX and failed) -- does anyone else have
any suggestions as to how I can install Debian?
It was written to a Rev D iMac, but it got me going on my Beige G3, hopefully
it helps you.
Until the bootfloppies are ready (though I thought they had been fixed
recently - is your image really current?),
I'm confused too, AFAIK the present root1440.bin should be usable by BootX.
you need to salvage a pdisk binary if you need to do any partitioning, because
pmac-fdisk is (was, I hope) only usable for PReP/CHRP machines - it didn't do
MacOS partition tables when I did the install a while ago.
We all thought that pmac-fdisk was pdisk, turns out we were assuming wrong.
The irony is that neither CHRP nor PReP used pmac-fdisk either, since
fdisk and friends from util-linux work fine on powerpc.
mac-fdisk (pdisk with a different name) has been uploaded to replace
pmac-fdisk and should be installed today.
Joel Klecker (aka Espy) Debian GNU/Linux Developer