Re: debian-installer on oldworld -- how-to ?
On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 09:43:39AM +0100, Simon Vallet wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Mar 2004 13:26:52 -0800
> Brad Boyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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)
It would be nice to isolate exactly what you did.
> 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 ?
miboot and floppies, i think.