[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: new installation - Next step !

On Thu, Apr 12, 2001 at 09:02:24AM +0200, Bruno Waes wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrew Sharp" <andy@netfall.com>
> To: "Bruno Waes" <bruno@waes.be>
> Cc: <debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 9:59 PM
> Subject: Re: new installation - Next step !
> > copy the root.bin file from the CD to somewhere on your hard disk,
> > and specify that to BootX as the ramfs.  make sure your CD is in the
> > drive and you should be able to proceed from there.
> ok i did that, placed the root.bin file in the root of the 'Macintosh HD'
> and the boot parameters i gave in bootx were :
> /dev/hda6 (that in the 'root device'  field in bootx)
> and
> initrd=/root.bin (this in the 'more kernel arguments' field)

root= and initrd= are contradictory.  

bootx is annoying about initrd, the way you have to do i think is
create a Linux\ Kernels directory and put the kernel and root.bin in
there, but you have to rename root.bin to ramdisk.image.gz unless benh
changed that in the last 2 years.  

then just check the use ramdisk box.  

> oh one more question, when i am able to boot into the windows installer, ...

windows installer? 

what are you smoking?  can i have some?

> can i safely delete the partitions i have now (and thus delete macos and
> bootx), i mean, does the installation of the bootloader (i think it is quik
> or miboot) in the installer works ok  ?

miboot is not installed by the installer, because its a generally
sucky bootloader for general purpose it was designed for CDs and
floppies (CDs is a miserable failure since it needs proprietary
drivers) quik will be installed but you will have to reconfigure
OpenFirmware yourself in order for it to be booted.  that
reconfiguration varies from machine to machine and oldworld OF is

see the list archives, there is a liklyhood that quik will either not
work or be difficult to get working.  if you nuke MacOS be sure you
have a alternate means of booting and a serial terminal.  you will
need it.  

if it was a newworld box its no sweat, they boot without macos very easily.

Ethan Benson

Attachment: pgp5CATJB6vPF.pgp
Description: PGP signature

Reply to: