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Re: new installation on 4400/200



----- Original Message -----
From: "Ethan Benson" <erbenson@alaska.net>
To: <debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2001 2:23 PM
Subject: Re: new installation on 4400/200

On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 10:00:21AM +0200, Bruno Waes wrote:
>> so far i managed to install debian on i386, sparc and alpha, and now i
want
>> to give powerpc a try ;-)

>you will find that oldworld macs are a right pain in the ass to
>bootstrap without macos.  if you keep macos around you can use bootx.
>preferablly use an older macos such as 8 something as 9 is more
>problematic with bootx.

i now have the box right beside me, it has macos 7.5.3 loaded on its single
HD
the bootx  .sit file is on the cdrom but it is not recognized by macos

>> is this machine able to boot from cdrom ?

>>no you will need to use the hfs-boot floppy, but then that is rather
>>broken see the list archives.  its useful if you want to purge all
>>traces of MacOS and use quik, but you first need to figure out the
>>right unholy witchcraft to perform on OpenFirmware to allow quik work
>>on this particular machine.

i need linux on this machine, no macos, but i understand i will need macos
to boot from the first time ?
is quik something like lilo or silo ??

what would be the thing i have to do now ?

>> i am planning it to use as a headless, firewall/gateway box for soho use.

>sounds like a good use.




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