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Re: Unable to boot Potato from Pismo HD

On Sun, Nov 11, 2001 at 02:21:46PM +0100, Mark Smith wrote:
> Hi,
> Subject says it all.
> Hardware: Powerbook G3 (Pismo) 400/320
> Software: Official Debian Potato CDs / MacOS X
> Have partitioned HD as per instructions:
> 800 KB Apple_Bootstrap partition at hda2
> 320 MB Linux swap partition on hda
> 2.0 GB LInux partition on hda
> (also have an Apple partition map at hda1, a MacOS X partition and Apple 
> Disk Driver partitions)
> When booting from the Potato CD, everything works fine right through the 
> set-up, including the "make Debian bootable from HD" step. I assume 

rtfm.  that step only works on WOODY.  its *BROKEN* and *USELESS* on potato.

> therefore, that the necessary boot files are getting written to the 
> bootstrap partition but I have no idea how to check this. Anyway...

wrong. potato's make bootable step is BOGUS.  it did NOTHING of any
use for a newworld system.  

> I always get one of two types of error. Either "cannot open partition" 
> or "invalid command"

rtfm it explains how to make potato bootable.  or better reinstall
with current woody boot-floppies where this step works properly.

Ethan Benson

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