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Re: Installing Debian on a PowerPC 8500

On Fri, Jul 19, 2002 at 09:43:36PM +0100, Carlos de la Cruz wrote:
> Hi! I have a problem installing Debian in an "Old World Mac"
> Please, could you help me? :-)
> How do I get the openfirmware console in my PowerPC 8500? I tried the keys
> sequence alt-command-blah and It doesn't works. I only get a black screen.
> When I executed "Apple system disk" it told me "OpenFirmware" ->input: ttya
> 								output: ttya
> Do I need a serial terminal for operating openfirmware?
> :) Sorry for my ugly English. I will try to find some time this summer
> to ''refine'' it x-DD

The floppy disk solution another poster mentioned is the easiest option. 
If you'll just take the time to read the manual, this stuff really is
in there. I have a handy link for you in my .sig.

*------v--------- Installing Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 --------v------*
|      <http://www.debian.org/releases/woody/installmanual>      |
|   debian-imac (potato): <http://debian-imac.sourceforge.net>   |
|            Chris Tillman        tillman@voicetrak.com          |
|                   May the Source be with you                   |

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