Re: installing Debian on an OldWorld PowerMac
I got a lot of help a month ago installing it on a 7100/80
I didn't have any success, but that is only because I don't have a copy of
MACOS I think I may be able to help.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "dylan" <email@example.com>
To: "Nori Heikkinen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "debian-powerpc"
Cc: "Andrew Stout" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 12:52 AM
Subject: Re: installing Debian on an OldWorld PowerMac
> use bootx after the machine has been booted into the macos- there is
> of documentation available on how to do this.
> on 03.3.11 11:13 PM, Nori Heikkinen at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > a friend and i are trying to install debian on his old PowerBook G3
> > "Wall Street". having just stuck a CD into many x86s, i blithely
> > assumed this would be similar. But not only is his CD drive kind of
> > flaky, the OldWorld macs won't boot off an ISO image:
> > OldWorld Powermacs will not boot a Debian CD, because OldWorld
> > computers relied on a MacOSROM CD boot driver to be present on the
> > CD, and a free-software version of this driver is not available. All
> > OldWorld systems have floppy drives, so use the floppy drive to
> > launch the installer, and then point the installer to the CD for the
> > needed files. 
> > contrary to the assertion above, his OldWorld system does *not* have a
> > floppy. So, we've been trying to do it from Open Firmware, as
> > described in the next paragraph of that same page:
> > If your system doesn't boot directly from CD-ROM, you can still use
> > the CD-ROM to install the system. On NewWorlds, you can also use an
> > OpenFirmware command to boot from the CD-ROM manually. Follow the
> > instructions in Booting NewWorld Macs from OpenFirmware, Section
> > 5.4.3 for booting from the hard disk, except use the path to yaboot
> > on the CD at the OF prompt, such as
> > 0 > boot cd:,install\powermac\yaboot
> > note that this is not a NewWorld.
> > um .... we're lost here. we have no floppy, but we're not NewWorld,
> > so we can't boot off CD but we can't use OF either?
> > has anyone gotten Debian up and running on a WallStreet PowerBook?
> > any pointers?
> > thanks a lot!
> > </nori>
> > 
> > -cd
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