Re: Newbie boot question for powerpc 9500
Rainer Dorsch wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I am new to Linux on the powerPC architecture, but I have considerable
> experience with Debian on i386. I thought installation should be more
> or less the same as on i386, but I was wrong. It seems to be essentail
> to know the mac to get started. I failed already in the first step:
> booting with the Debian boot disk on a powermac 9500.
> Since the powermac did not boot from the rescue disk (but ejected it!)
> I downloaded BootX_1.2.2.sit. When I wanted to start it, a program
> called stuffit came up and complained that the archive is not in
> stuffit format (I downloaded it several times using fetch in binary
Nonetheless, both these things suggest that your boot disk and the BootX
Stuffit archive are corrupt.
Is there another Mac around you can try your boot disk with?