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Re: Pointers for a ppc newbie?

  i just did the same thing (onto a powerbook) last week.  to burn isos on
macos, you need toast deluxe, or some other nice piece of expensive
software.  i've searched all over versiontracker for free/shareware, and no
can find.  your best bet is burning an iso on your dell.
  i would strongly suggest the netinst route.  you can just get a small iso
about 200mb, to boot your imac with, and it will boot you into the
installer.  you then select the packages you want through dselect, so you
only download the stuff you want.
  by the way, i strongly suggest sarge, the testing version... it seems
quite stable, and is generally much better and up to date than woody, the
"stable" version.
  on your dell, download this iso, and burn it to a disc.

  it should boot on the imac, and put you right into the installer.  good
-jim altieri

on 3/3/04 6:59 AM, s. keeling at keeling@spots.ab.ca wrote:

> Hi.  I've an iMac that's come to end of life for MacOS and I'm intent
> on slapping Debian onto it.  At the moment, I'm bogging down in lack
> of Mac knowledge.  If anyone can offer pointers as to how these things
> can be done, I'd appreciate it.
> - How do I burn iso's in MacOS 8.x?  Do I need special software?  [I
> still need to find a burner I can use on the Mac, so this step is
> currently non-optimal.]
> - Failing that - the Mac is on a cable modem.  I have a burner on my
> Dell laptop.  What do I need to play with to get the mac talking
> to my laptop while both are plugged into a hub?  Basic LAN
> routing, yeah, but Apple networking's a fairly gray area for me.
> I'm running the stock Debian 2.4.18-1-686 kernel, so I assume
> there's a network driver module here that can talk Apple
> networking (aka, Appletalk?)?
> If I can at least dl iso's to the Mac, then cp them to the laptop
> and burn them there, that would be fine.  Better would be a
> transparent network connection Dell --> Hub --> iMac --> net.
> - Is there anything special I need to know to create (on i386
> Debian) a Mac bootable CD?
> Specs:
> Dell i4k w Woody 3.0r2, Netgear 4 port hub, Linksys 100 Mbit PCCard
> Blue & White iMac G3 ca. 350 Mhz running MacOS 8.x
> Thanks, much appreciated.

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