Re: architecture not supported (sigh)
Scavenging the mail folder uncovered Matt Knopp's letter:
> On Fri, Jan 21, 2000 at 10:47:35PM +0100, Hartmut Koptein wrote:
> > > i am trying to run debian on a g3 notebook and i did as follows:
> > >
> > > 1. downloaded kernel, drivers, base2_2.tgz, bootx, etc...
> > > 2. booting does not work, doenloaded g3 linux from linuxppc.org
> > > 3. rename root.bin to ramdisk.image.gz
> > > 4. booting now does work, it even loads the ramdisk
> > > 5. dibootstrap welcomes me by saying that my architecture is not
> > > supported yet, and reboots...
> > > what does that means? isn't a g3 just a ppc? or not? it is the g3
> > > of a friend of mine and i don't know very much about macs.
> Its just a bug in the boot-floppies more then anything. There are some
> steps you can follow to make the install happen. They require that you
> either have a realnetwork(tm) or somefreetime(tm) or a linuxppc cd.
> I sent someone some directions on how to do this / to get potato working,
> etc. It would be nice if whoever i sent them to, could send them back to
> me so I could post them somewhere useful.
do mean the unpack base and configure by hand? already done on a performa.
but having the boot floppies work would be just *nice*. thanx,
Federico Di Gregorio
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