RE: Install problem, no boot after all
Thanks, I was able to recover finally the MacOS...
I repeated the install procedure again, to see what went wrong...
It seems that the 'quik' bootloader doesn't work from Debian installer
with PowerMac 4400/200. The other boot possibility would be a 'boot
floppy' which after selection informs me that 'boot floppy' is not valid
Here is my question:
If I can install (almost) fluently a Debian Linux on PowerMac 4400,
including network configuration and http package downloading, wouldn't
it be nice to be able to boot and use the installed system as well;)?
Is there any way to boot the installed system from MacOS or from a
custom made boot-floppy?
PS: The MacOS version is 7.5.3.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> On Behalf Of Clive Menzies
> Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 12:48 PM
> To: Tamas Nagy
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Install problem, no boot after all
> Hi Tamas
> To recover control and boot into MacOS try resetting the PRAM:
> Put the MacOS CD in the drive turn the machine on and hold
> down Apple +
> Opt + P +R and when you hear three chimes release - it should
> then boot
> into MacOS. I've not installed Woody on one of these Oldworld Macs
> (other than NuBus which have their own quirks) but you could look at
> the following for further information:
> Others on the list can probably give you more specific guidance.
> On Sunday, April 6, 2003, at 07:53 am, Tamas Nagy wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Recently, I received a PowerMac 4400/200 as a gift. As
> Debian offered
> > a port for this, I gave it a try... Shortly the result was having a
> > computer at the end, which cannot boot, nor even displays anything
> > else just a blank screen.
> > I have the MacOS install disk, the computer was working fine before
> > the Debian installation trial, ...
> > Here is what I've done:
> > - Created 1.5 GB free disk space on the harddrive
> > - Downloaded 3.0 floppy disks, and boot
> > - Partition the free disk space, configure network, and let the
> > installer fetch all the packages from the net
> > - At the end, there was a question about ~"boot loader", which
> > unfortunately I accepted and then reboot
> > Since that I not even the MacOS boot loader works, or even
> allows me
> > to load any boot media (floppy, cd)...
> > Once again, I know that this port is not 100% functional,
> nor provides
> > any guarantee. Any help would be really appreciated to recover the
> > machine with or without MacOS...
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Tamas
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