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Re: new installation on 4400/200

On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 03:26:10PM +0200, Bruno Waes wrote:
> 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

You probably just need to download Stuffit Expander, which is freely
available, just search for it using google or something.  The .sit file is
a stuffit archive.

As far as what to do next, I would personally just use BootX.  True, you'll
have to leave a copy of MacOS on the machine, but for a firewall you
probably don't need all your disk space.  With BootX you don't need to mess
with Open Firmware, which makes things pretty easy.

I never installed Debian from scratch on my mac (since I installed LinuxPPC
originally), so I don't know much about the install CD's, but I do know
that BootX allows you to boot directly from MacOS into linux, either off
the CD or off the hard drive, which is pretty handy.

Good luck!
David Roundy

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