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Re: installing debian on ppc

On Fri, Dec 07, 2001 at 01:50:59AM +0100, Wicher W.O. Deddens wrote:
> I'm trying to install Debian on a PPC 8500/150, 96 Mb, 2 Gb HD for
> Webserving and Mailserving purposes. I downloaded CD1 for PowerPC, wrote
> it to a 
> bootable disk, made a boot floppy and a root.bin floppy, made partitions
> according the example in the manual: a 500 mb other system (MacOS 8.1, but
> not 
> installed yet), a 32 Mb Swap and the rest as a Linux partition.
> After booting the system on the floppies I get the Installation Main Menu
> (text oriented), but CD1 doesn't mount and I don't get any further.
> Who can help me with detailed instructions?


debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org is a better place for this.
I've added the CC.

Okay, first you need to make sure you've made the right
boot floppy. I think the 8500 still used SCSI CD-ROMs and
the kernel needs that compiled in.

Can you mount the CD under MacOS? or on some other computer
to make sure it works?

Can you enable the network so that you can just get the
base system straight from a debian mirror?


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