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Re: iMac special edition install fustrations

On Fri, Apr 14, 2000 at 10:30:12AM -0400, Todd Shrider wrote:
> Ok,
> I'll try and make this as clear as possible. All the files I am working
> with have come from
> ftp.debian.org/debian/dist/potato/main/disks-powerpc.

My fault :)

This should be fixed in the copy in
<http://www.them.org/~drow/boot-floppies-1/>.  I'll try to do a new
upload real soon.

> Next, I've grabbed Yaboot 0.5 and I am booting it successfully.
> Initially I made two HFS partitions: Partition1 4gb for MacOS;
> Partition2 8GB for all the Linux partitions.
> I put yaboot, vmlinux, ramdisk.image and yaboot config at the root
> level, as well as made a folder called
> "instimage/dists/potato/main/disks-powerpc" with all the contents from
> the ftp site there.
> So, I boot yaboot, boot debian install, switch virtual consoles, run
> mac-fdisk, create 800K bootstrap partitions for ybin, create swap
> partition and create on big ext2 partition. I reboot again for good
> measures, go back into yaboot, debian install, and proceed.
> Everything works up to the point of installing the base system. I format
> swap, root and mount root and then mount the HFS partition no problem.
> However, I am booted back to the install menu and get a message on
> virtual console 3 that says something like:
> Found rescue.bin but kernel image was not in default location.
> I am wondering if I am either missing someting obvious or if I am not
> familiar with how the files should be layed out on the HFS partitions,
> or if I am just missing a file somewhere. If anyone has any clue, I'd
> appreciate it. Thanks, and otherwise, back to the grind stone.
> -todd
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