Re: boot-floppies 3.0.7 for powermac
On Sat, Jul 07, 2001 at 04:18:43PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> > since it seems powerpc boot-floppies 3.0.7 were never built i have
> > uploaded a cvs snapshot build for powermac only (sorry uploading 33MB
> > over dialup is not my idea of ammusing).
> > its available at:
> > http://penguinppc.org/~eb/debian/powerpc/bf-cvs-snapshot-2001.07.07/
> > when you get to the `install base system' step switch to VC2 and do
> > the following:
> > cd /usr/sbin
> > mv debootstrap debootstrap.real
> > cat <<EOF
> > #!/bin/sh
> > exec debootstrap.real --boot-floppies --arch powerpc --unpack-tarball \
> > /target/basedebs.tgz woody /target null:
> > EOF
> > chmod 755 debootstrap
> This step failed, because we moved debootstrap to debootstrap.real.
> Should that have been a copy?
No, it failed because Ethan meant to say
cat > debootstrap <<EOF
His instructions create a shell-script wrapper, except that it wrote
it to the screen instead of to the file.
> > then switch back to VC1 and select `Install Base System' tell it to
> > install via the network with default/fake/bogus network settings
> > (since they will be ignored by our wrapper). it will run the wrapper
> > which calls debootstrap with the args we want, dbootstrap will be none
> > the wiser and configures the base correctly after debootstrap exits.
> I went ahead and tried this, but the please wait ... screen just never left.
> > substitute /target/basedebs.tgz with whatever the path is to the
> > basedebs.tgz tarball.
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