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Re: installation



On Fri, Aug 10, 2001 at 09:12:10PM -0600, Derrik Pates wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Aug 2001, Ian Eure wrote:
> 
> > hi there. i recently acquired a blue & white powermac g3 that i'd like
> > to run debian on.
> 
> It's pretty easy. Just use yaboot. It's included in debian potato. 'quik',
> however, won't work, and that's what it tries to install by default.

not if you use woody boot-floppies, which is what i now recommend on
powerpc, potato boot-floppies just suck to badly.  and since nobody
seems to want to use potato anyway it makes all the more sense to just
use woody's boot-floppies.  

> You'll just have to boot from CD the first time, and pass the 'root='
> parameter to the kernel from the CD, and then run 'mkofboot' once it's
> started. Make sure you've setup an 800k partition of type
> 'Apple_Bootstrap' for yaboot to install itself into.

with woody boot-floppies just follow the directions (create the
bootstrap partition using the `b' command in mac-fdisk), then when the
`Make System Bootable' step comes up run it, everything will Just Work.

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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