Re: Booting of PPC Installation on PowerPC/Mac impossible?
Rainer Dorsch <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I installed Debian for the PowerMac on a PowerMac 9500. After completing the
> installation (dh_bootstrap), I wanted to make the system bootable directly
> from the hard disk, but I learned Quik does not yet work for PowerMac. The I
> wanted to make a boot floppy. But making boot floppies is also not yet
> supported by powermac.
Please keep in mind that debian-powerpc is in sid, i.e. it's not even
polished enough for unstable! With that in mind, let me say that I
have two powermacs running debian 24/7, and it seems quite solid to me
thus far (great work, everyone!).
While I'm pretty sure (after a lot of research and help from the
lists) that it's possible to install and maintain an oldworld mac
without macos under debian, it's still very difficult. I recommend
that you keep a mac partition with bootx on it while you investigate
the situation for yourself.