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Re: moving from linuxppc - newbie needs help please



On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 03:10:18PM -0500, sobrien wrote:
> hello all.
> 
> i would like to move from linuxppc to debian.  can anyone tell me if i
> will be able to use my exisiting partitions (i don't see why not) and if
> i will still be able to use BootX, or will i have to use yaboot?  i

you should not ever use bootx on newworlds such as imacs.  always use
yaboot.  BootX is not supported on these machines.  

> really want to be able to use apt, i hate redhat's package manager.
> 
> my equipment
> RevB iMac 233
> 64M ram
> 2 gigs for Mac 8.5
> 2 for debian (right now linuxppc)

read http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/doc/mac-fdisk-basics  you need to
create a Apple_Bootstrap partition to hold yaboot.  

> i am downloading the .iso now, but the download has failed twice.  can
> anyone suggest the best mirror?  will i be ok with just the first binary
> disc?

ftp.XX.kernel.org  XX being your country code.  

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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