Re: new installation on 4400/200
On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 03:26:10PM +0200, Bruno Waes wrote:
> From: "Ethan Benson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> 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
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.