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Re: help

On Fri, Feb 09, 2001 at 06:42:58PM -0800, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> Ethan Benson wrote:
> > 2) debian CDs are not and won't be bootable on OldWorld hardware in
> > the forseeable future.  (until someone writes an Oldworld bootloader
> > that does not require proprietary Apple drivers)  
> Why? We have miBoot.  Won't that work on a CD?

miboot requires proprietary apple drivers, which are only available
with a proprietary macos CD burning software, and macos is of course
proprietary.  this is unacceptable to Debian which is made up of only
Free Software.

> OK, call me ignorant, but it would be cool of installing linux on a Mac was as 
> easy as MacOS is to get started.  Pop in MacOS 8.0 in a m68k to a 6500 and 
> you're set, 8.5 or higher for newer macs.

GNU/Linux is not macos and never will be.   (nor should be)

> I've been using linux on x86 for a couple years, and at the very worst, you need 
> a floppy, and an ethernet/modem to install the base system.

yup, on oldworld you need a floppy.  miboot works on floppies not
CDs.  (unless you have proprietary software)

> miBoot works on hard drives, right?  Maybe you can point me at some docs...

miboot is very clunky and difficult to setup, its not reccommened or
supported for disk booting.  

Ethan Benson

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