Re: How do I use those PowerMac images-1.44?
At 21:33 -0400 9/6/00, John R. MacPhail wrote:
Have you tried BootX? Try pointing BootX at ramdisk.image.gz (as a
RAM disk image, no decompression needed). If that runs, then you are
That will work, as long as I have a MacOS partition (which I do).
Actually I have a whole darned Linuxppc2000 installation on the
computer. Now I'm trying to learn about and compare Debian. I like
the Debian thinking. My question was partly theoretical; I'd like to
know how I could install the Debian system on a hypothetical client's
PowerMac computer using only a floppy drive. I already know that I
can do such an install from the Linuxppc2000 CD-ROM. Installing the
Debian distrib onto a PowerMac from floppy only is impossible because
I find no tool for making a floppy on MacOS from the Debian binary
So far the right way to install onto a PowerMac (e.g. 7600 or
PowerCenter etc.) appears to be to allocate a partition to MacOS, put
bootx on it and the ramdisk compressed image, and boot into the
Debian installer. I haven't done that yet and my next task is to
discover what tools are available in that ramdisk kernel for
completing the installation.
Garry Roseman <mailto:email@example.com>