Re: powerbook 17" install
I'm trying to install debian on a new 1GHz Apple Powerbook. I tried the
new installer at the address suggested below by Jens. It works much
better but still has some problems. I managed to copy the kernel,
net-initrd image and yaboot files to my macosx partition and booted the
installer via yaboot via openfirmware. It detects my hard disk fine and
collects it's IP info via DHCP. But it has problems during the "Detect
hardware and load kernel drivers for it (full version)". I get errors
Detecting HW and loading kernel modules'Linux IDE Driver'
Do you want to load the missing module from a drivers floppy?
A driver floppy is a ext2 floppy with one file modules.tgz ......
Ofcourse my Mac does not have a floppy :) Am I missing some files or is
it a bug in the installer ???
Please reply to me as well as the list as I'm not on the debian-boot list.
Jens Schmalzing wrote:
Since you are having problem with boot-floppies anyway, and have
access to a second box, you may want to try the new debian-installer
from <URL:http://www.soziologie.ch/users/steinlin/d-i/>. In any case,
I am sure that feedback would be very much appreciated (BTW, the
instructions from the site above worked very well for a new 12"