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Re: Debian install on beige G3 (Of 2.4)

Hi Simon,

a colleage of mine installed Debian woody recently on a G3 beige, but
could not get it boot either from the OF nor cdrom/floppy. The only
solution was to use BootX (shipped with debian) from MacOS 9. (A fairly
acceptable solution, as the switch from MacOS9 can be made automatic at
boot time.)



On Fri, 2003-05-02 at 22:30, mushis@mail.lafayette.edu wrote:
> Hello All,
> I have been trying to install debian on my beige g3 minitower (g3-400, 512 
> Mb Ram, 18 Gig SCSI HD, DVD-ROM) and have been painfully unsuccesful.
> I had already lost my previous OS 9.2 because of an unsuccesful attempt at 
> putting on YellowDog Linux, and so turned to debian. I read all the stuff 
> about getting the OS 8 boot floopy, running SystemDisk 2.3 to patch my 
> OpenFirmare 2.4. I haven;t found any helpful information about Debian 
> install settings, such as boot file name, to specify in OF.
> Then when it comes to booting from the debian install floppy i get a 
> default catch error in Open Firmware when i type in "boot fd:0". I have 
> made at least 3 copies of the bootimage in Win2000 using rawrite and same 
> thing happens.
> Can someone who was been thru deb install on this type of machine please 
> give me some advice.
> Best,
> Simon
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