Re: Debian install on beige G3 (Of 2.4)
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
On Fri, 2003-05-02 at 22:30, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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