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Re: Potato cd access problems

On Tue, 2002-07-09 at 03:11, Chris Tillman wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 08, 2002 at 04:39:45PM -0400, Colin Foran wrote:
> > Well ive been at this most of the day, still no dice. I've made another copy of
> > the first Debian cd and tried to restart the base install. While I do get fewer
> > errors, I still cant complete the process.
> > I have tried to copy the iso to hard disk, but that gets cut off even sooner
> > than using the installer.
> > I have had a bit of luck with just trying to "apt-get install ---", it seems to
> > work with some things, but not with others.
> > I've been thinking about it, and i cant really imagine that this is a driver
> > problem. After asking around, all of the people ive talked to told me that their
> > old world powermacs came with the old Matshita cdroms, so its not as though we
> > are dealing with an obscure piece of hardware.
> > I've checked the inside of the box, and my scsi chain is terminated correctly,
> > so I dont suspect Evil SCSI Voodoo (tm) to be the problem.
> > Any ideas?
> > and thanks to all those that are trying to help me out, I really appreciate it
> > -Cheers
> Another idea along the same lines, trying to avoid the CD. I assume
> the downloaded iso file is on one of your mac partitions? How about
> 1. start the installer (or maybe your system will handle this)
> 2. create a 650MB partition which will simulate the CD, say /dev/hda10
> 3. mount the mac partition in console 2 
> 4. dd directly from the iso file on the mac partition to /dev/hda10
> 5. Quit the installer, boot your regular system and mount -t iso9660 /dev/hda10 /cdrom

Do you deliberately try to avoid a loopback device? ;)

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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