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Re: NEWBIE: bootdisk for powermac (SOLVED+TRICK)


I searched half the internet, I must have missed it. Sorry. 
I tried a YDL kernel, and that worked, but I could not install over nfs
(no loopback devices were implemented). 
The most compatible solution for me was to force the use of the Debian
installation kernel.

BTW: how can it be explained that the keyboard locks during kernel boot,
but is usable after the init script is loaded (e.g. after boot)? Is this
because the kernel for the powermac is broken?


On Wed, 14 Feb 2001, Andrew Sharp wrote:

> One thing I should have mentioned, is that this boot floppy is NOT appropriate for doing installations with the 2.2r2 CDs because it uses the 2.2.17 kernel, which is not what the CDs are configured for.  It will work as a sort of a rescue floppy in conjunction with the root file system floppy in that you can boot, set nvram parameters, mount your hard disk and fix things you broke, and so on.  You know, the old [ctrl]-[alt]-[F2] combo to get the shell.
> I'm still working on a boot floppy with 2.2.18pre21 that works normally, ie., without the need for fast floppy insertions, etc.  ~:^)
> a
> Andrew Sharp wrote:
> > 
> > If you had checked the archives you would have seen that I posted a week or two ago a link to a boot floppy that works.  here it is again.
> > 
> > http://www.netfall.com/powerpc/boot-flopppy-oldworld.img
> >
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