Re: new installation on 4400/200
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ethan Benson" <firstname.lastname@example.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
>> 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
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.