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Re: install onto a 7500

On Fri, Jul 19, 2002 at 07:45:43PM -0400, John S. J. Anderson wrote:
> I have a bastard 7500 (it's running a 166 604e card out of an 8600)
> that I'm trying to get Debian installed on. This machine has run
> PowerPC Linux and SUSE in the past, so I know it's possible, and I've
> been running Debian on x86s for several years now, so I'm generally
> familiar with Debian installs.
> But I can't seem to boot into the damn installer.
> I downloaded the 2.2r7 powerpc binary #1 disk (about 2 hours before
> the 3.0 release announcement... 8^/=) and burned a CD. I can't boot
> from that, even though I can mount it under both Linux and MacOS.

OldWorlds can't boot from a Debian CD
> I grabbed rescue.bin and root.bin and made floppies. I can't boot from
> rescue.bin -- the system just spits the disk back out and continues on
> with the boot process.
> Can anybody give me any insight on how to get this thing into the
> installer? I think I'll be okay after that...

Instead of rescue.bin, you need hfs-boot-floppy.img. It's all in the manual.

> Other information that might affect what advice you give me:
> Disk space is pretty limited on this box, so the MacOS install is
> very, very small -- it's basically a minimal system folder and
> BootX. So, a solution that didn't involve lots of mucking about under
> MacOS would be better.

If you have BootX, then just load linux.bin for the kernel and the ram disk
with root.bin, you're set. No need to burn floppies.

*------v--------- Installing Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 --------v------*
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