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Re: debian-installer on oldworld -- how-to ?

On Wed, 10 Mar 2004 13:26:52 -0800
Brad Boyer <flar@allandria.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 09:44:08AM +0100, Simon Vallet wrote:
> > I have absolutely no idea on why it seemed to go further... my OF is
> > of course broken, but used to be OK once you had the correct
> > settings.
> But were you using an initrd in the working configuration? For my
> 7600, I always used either bootx or a vmlinux.coff with an embedded
> ramdisk image if I needed to use an initrd. I don't think booting the
> installer directly from quik was ever supported before.
No, I boot directly with quik -- the machine is a Beige G3 RevII and I
never had the use for an initrd... until now.
What I find surprising is the inconsistent behaviour, first finding the
initrd (but not going further), and then not being able to find it again
(with the same config... I think)
 What is the default (recommended, working,...) boot method
for di on OldWorlds ? Since I'd rather _not_ use BootX (had enough work
getting rid of it :-), is .coff with embedded ramdisk the only way ? If
so, how would I build such an image ?

Simon Vallet
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