Re: CD-R Bootable?
Thanks for the very direct and quick reply!
I read something about this somewhere in my reading of other debian-powerpc
messages, but it was in a message from Ethan and others about the technical
reasons why it wasn't working and that the r1 CD's needed to be updated.
I didn't completely understand the discussion, but now something clicked and
it makes sense. (I'm slowly figuring out this unfamiliar boot process that
Your message fills in a gap in my understanding... they were talking about
doing the boot from the MacOS partition... yours shows how to get it to boot
Thank you very much. I'm on my way out to the store to pick up a couple of
AirPort cards (and a WaveLAN card for the PC laptop if I can find one
locally) and I'll keep everyone updated on my progress on those as well as
the overall installation. I have a friend who's gotten his mixed
AirPort/WaveLAN network working nicely, and I'm having "wireless envy". When
I called him the other day he was sitting out at his apartment complex's
swimming pool with his iBook running Linux doing a download from his DSL line
four-stories up... I decided that wireless' time has come. MUST HAVE TOYS!
/me is hopelessly addicted to being "first on the block"...
Thanks a ton, John. Gotta hussle off to the store so I can get back here and
play some more... :)
John Winters wrote:
> 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:
> boot cd:,\\yaboot
> 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
> See http://www.linuxemporium.co.uk/