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Re: Install problem, no boot after all

Hi Tamas

I don't have experience of doing this (I use yaboot on a G4 and a special kernel for the nubus mac because you can't use a boot floppy on this m/c either). Those pages I referred to you may help.



On Sunday, April 6, 2003, at 10:44  am, Tamas Nagy wrote:

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?

Many thanks,
PS: The MacOS version is 7.5.3.

-----Original Message-----
From: bounce-debian-powerpc=nagytam=web.de@lists.debian.org
 On Behalf Of Clive Menzies
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 12:48 PM
To: Tamas Nagy
Cc: debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org
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:


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,
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