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Re: Debian PPC Installation

Hello Samuel!

Ethan Benson schrieb:
> On Sun, Jul 08, 2001 at 04:14:44PM -0500, samuel rose wrote:
> > I've got two machines. One is a PPC 7500 with an internal 1 Gb drive,
> > and an external 4 Gb scsi drive. I've also got a B&W G3 300mhz with a
> > 6Gb internal drive.
> >
> > On the Blue and White, I was hoping to buy external firewire drives to
> > boot from, while leaving mac OS 9.0 on the internal drive. Does Debian
> > PPC support firewire drives? Will the machine boot from a firewire
> > drive? IAnyone know where I can find some documentation on this?
> no, the Linux kernel does not support Apple's IEEE1394 hardware yet.
> much less booting.  i don't think that the version of OpenFirwmare in
> the blue G3s allows booting from firewire, ask apple for a firmware
> update.

AFAIK, no new-world Desktop-Mac with PCI-graphic (32bit 66MHz) supports
booting from firewire. So it is impossible for any OS to boot from an
external firewire-drive with every B&W G3 and G4 with PCI-graphic-card.
(the mainboards of these computers are more or less the same). I think
the hardware can do this, but as Ethan said, Apple has to update the
firmware for this boards. Maybe if hell freezes they will do it ;-)

> > On the PPC 7500, I would like to Install Debian on the 4Gb external
> > drive, and BSD on the 1 Gb internal drive, and no macOS at all.  After
> > reading through the installation manual quite a few times, I am guessing
> > that the easiest way to install Debian onto the external drive is to
> > install a base macOS on a partition, and then install debian? I have
> use quik, it works on those machines you don't need macos.

I´m running a 604/200 MP in a 7300 and at the moment I´m using miboot
(faked systemfolder)

Last time the 7300 crashed with a 2.4.2 SMP and since then I was not
able to boot any more. The kernel jumps into debugger everytime I try to
boot. This happend during comipile of a new 2.4.6 SMP kernel and a doing
a copy of /usr/src/linux via nfs.

Still had no time to try it again. :-(

Dipl. Ing. Christoph Ewering    C & E Informationsdienste GbR
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