Re: CD-R Bootable?
Nate Duehr wrote:
> Hi all,
> Long-time linux user, new to Mac. Bought a nifty little iMac DV SE (the
> 500Mhz G3 version) last weekend and have been messing around with it.
> Nice machine!
How far through bugdom have you got?
> Read through all the Debian docs and Ethan's stuff on his site. Nice
> job, guys.
> Created a Debian-PPC ISO image and burnt a CD-R to "ease" installation.
> Repartitioned the drive with Apple's tool to have a small partition up
> front for the boot gymnastics, an HFS+ partition for OS9, and a bunch
> (20 MB) of unallocated space to put other toys in (OS X, Linux).
> The plan was to then boot from the CD-R and finish up with mac-fdisk.
> >From reading, I thought that the Debian-PPC CD-R should have been
> bootable. I know about holding down C during the boot, etc. It won't
> boot. It *is* perfectly readable however.
I can answer this one (having just trodden the same path).
Go into open firmware (Apple-Alt-O-F at boot) and type:
and you'll be there. The imac is apparently too new for the CD.
John Winters. Wallingford, Oxon, England.
The Linux Emporium - the source for Linux CDs in the UK