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Re: Booting of PPC Installation on PowerPC/Mac impossible?

On Sat, Jun 17, 2000 at 03:22:45PM -0700, Chris Baker wrote:
> Rainer Dorsch <rainer@ra.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de> 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.

If you follow debian-powerpc, you would see that it is possible, and
supported.  It is not, however, in the documentation, because no one
has had time to correct that.


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