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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 images from ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/woody/main/disks-powerpc/current/powermac/images-1.44/, 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).

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