Re: Boot-floppies for PowerBook G3 Wallstreet
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
On Sat, Jun 14, 2003 at 04:01:29PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> If you're working strictly from floppies, you need to burn a separate
> floppy (rescue.bin) with the kernel image. The hfs floppy has the kernel,
> but it's a MacOS disk so the installer doesn't have a clue.
Hmmm, I tried the rescue floppy with no success. I will try again with a
diffrent floppy and report (perhaps I suffered from media error). Thanks for
As an interesing aside, I can boot hfs floppy in the left media bay. (MacOS
will not boot from a left media bay floppy on this machine.) It is unusable
for installation, though, because the floppy fails to eject when the kernel
is ready for the root floppy. This suggest to me that a properly configured
boot floppy could load the root filesystem from a CD in the right media bay
for a one-floppy-only installer.
The unintelligible text that may follow is a digital signature.
See <http://hajhouse.org/pgp> for information. My OpenPGP key:
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.2.1 (GNU/Linux)
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----