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Re: help

On Wed, Feb 14, 2001 at 06:08:07AM -0900 or thereabouts, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2001 at 09:51:48AM -0500, Patrice LaFlamme wrote:
> > > 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.
> > 
> > Right, understandable. But on oldworld machines without floppies, you need proprietary
> All OldWorld macs were equipped with floppy drives and thus debian's
> boot-hfs.img is sufficient.   if you have removed your floppy or its
> been damaged beyond repair that is really your problem.  

Weird, my powerbvook 3400 never had a floppy drive.

Oh well, I guess it's not a mac then...

> there is a big difference here, in order for debian make miboot
> oldworld bootable CDs debian must PURCHASE proprietary licenced,
> non-free software and use that to build all thier CD images, along
> with distributing the non-free, proprietary drivers.  this is
> not acceptable.   this is not the same thing as you using the existing
> copy of MacOS that came with your box to run bootx.   debian has done
> all they can to make it possible to install without an existing OS
> (the miboot floppies).

I did say "to be finicky"... :) Non-free software must still be used in
order to make it happen... 


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