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Re: woody installation confusion



On Sun, Sep 02, 2001 at 05:00:28PM +0200, Julien BLACHE wrote:
> Andreas Wüst <andiw@pop.agri.ch> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> > After reading this one can say that it is, at the moment, impossible to
> > install woody on a ppc machine?
> 
> I did it on a Tibook 2 days ago, and my Debian runs just fine at the
> moment (I made a bootable CD 1 of Woody using my local mirror --
> boot-floppies 3.0.13). *But* the boot-floppies are quite broken :
> 
>  - it will hang up if you configure your keyboard, leave it as it is
> for the installation, then reconfigure it later (could be my fault --
> bad choice ?) ;
>  - the installer mounts ext2 partitions with type usbdevfs, you'll
> have to remount them manually before continuing ;
>  - it refuses to activate a swap partition, but this one could be my
> fault (bad type on this very partition ?) ;
>  - there are a bunch of warnings printed out each time you do
> something, but it seems to be harmless ;

this all may be true.

>  - you'll have to write a yaboot.conf by hand, then run mkofboot and
> ybin (chroot to /target, then mount /proc, run mkofboot and ybin).

but this is NOT.  Make System Bootable DOES work on woody
boot-floppies.  thats the entire point of them.  

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

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