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Re: newbie trying to install debian linux on oldworld mac

[ please wrap your lines at something sensible like 72 characters ] 

On Mon, Mar 19, 2001 at 10:42:52PM +1100, Craige McWhirter wrote:
> John, here are some links that may prove useful for you:
> http://linuxppc.org/documentation/bootx/index.php3?css_ok=1

i didn't check this, but most of linuxppc.org is a recursive copy of
penguinppc.org, try http://penguinppc.org/usr/bootx.shtml 

> The user guide covers, in reasonable depth, partitioning, getting
> bootx working (what all the options mean) and everything right up to
> the actual installation of Linux is mostly identical between
> Debian/LinuxPPC.

try http://penguinppc.org/usr/ybin/doc/mac-fdisk-basics.shtml

(also at http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/doc/mac-fdisk-basics.txt) 

for a partitioning guide.  it explains how to use mac-fdisk.  note
that its a tad biased to newworlds in the mentions of bootstrap
partitions, i recommend creating a bootstrap partition as documented
since it will allow you to move the disk to a newworld box and make it
bootable if you ever needed to (bootx doesn't work on newworlds).  but
as long as the disk is in an oldworld you can just ignore the
bootstrap partition.

Ethan Benson

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