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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
Apples use.)

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
from CD-ROM.

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
> --
> John Winters.  Wallingford, Oxon, England.
> The Linux Emporium - the source for Linux CDs in the UK
> See http://www.linuxemporium.co.uk/

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