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Re: ibook2 hangs during install

On Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 11:18:54PM -0400 or thereabouts, Colin Walters wrote:
> Mark Hepburn <mark_h@postoffice.utas.edu.au> writes:
> > I've just been trying to boot my ibook2 using a set of 2.2r0 cds
> > (using the 'debian video=ofonly' boot arguments) and it appears to
> > boot fine, loads the installer; the problem is I press 'continue'
> > following the welcome message, then it just sits and hangs at the
> > 'Please wait while the installer determines the next step needed'
> > message.
> So, any luck with the woody boot-floppies?  Also, you could also try
> potato 2.2r3.

I ended up booting off the debian-imac archive from sourceforge (another
thankyou there for that); debian.imac.sourceforge.net with the boot argument
'video=ofonly' then using my 2.2r0 cd to complete a base install.  Then
upgraded to testing straight away.  The debian-imac collection (2.2r3 from
memory) worked fine; I never got around to trying the woody boot-floppies.

Thanks for you help though.  Btw, in my limited exploration I didn't find any
howtos for booting from hard-disk (such as using woody boot-floppies from a
mac partition) (apart from debian-imac).  Does such a thing exist?  The
installation manual doesn't give much detail at all.

Cheers, Mark.

Mark Hepburn
Engineering/Computer Science, University of Tasmania
pgp public key ID: 91602C17

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