Re: Woody floppy install on OldWorld Mac
At 2:31 AM -0500 12/1/01, Michael Dartt wrote:
Hi, everyone. I'm trying to install Woody onto a Performa 6400/180
that runs MacOS 8.1 on an HFS-formatted disk. I'm using the disk
with the exception of boot-floppy-hfs.img, which is corrupt,
according to Disk Copy and ShrinkWrap (yes, I tried downloading it
more than once, and didn't automatically post-process it :)
I just downloaded and it works fine for me. The mirror you were
downloading from may have had a corrupt version.
Try downloading from ftp.debian.org or I've had good luck using
canada's mirrors at ftp.ca.debian.org
However, I can't even get the machine to recognize the Rescue disk
when I turn it on. It just spits it out. Holding down
Option-Command-O-F doesn't get me to Open Firmware, either. I made
sure I locked the disk image file after changing the creator & type,
and locked the disk after the image was written to it. Is there
something I'm missing? Would the presence of a ProDOS partition on
my hard drive be messing this up?
Thank you for your help.
For an old-world mac I'm pretty sure you have to boot the hfs image
first. I don't think the old Open Firmware's could boot a rescue
disk (nor sure if a new world mac can either).