debian-installer on a G5 Part II
I downloaded a daily build from 4/13 (the netinst
iso), burned it to CD.
The good news is the kernel works. I am able to get
into the install phase. I did get a warning about
modules being unavailable (ide-scsi and usb-storage).
This bothered me somewhat because I thought the drive
in the G5 used ide-scsi. But the error message said
these might load later, so I pressed on.
After sub-partitioning the partition I left for
debian, I got an error message about No NewWorld boot
partition was found even though partition 2 was set up
as one. A drop into the shell to manually run
mac-fdisk on /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc
confirms that part 2 is Apple_Bootstrap.
I continued on without incident until I got to the
install yaboot step. I got an error that the creation
of the main yaboot configuration file failed.
Dropping into the shell again, 'yabootconfig --chroot
/target' returned the error message '/dev/sda4 no such
file or directory'
My guess is that the problem is that the drive is
mounted as /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc
instead of /dev/sda and that this is due to not
finding the ide-scsi module. Can someone confirm or
deny this? Any other help would be greatly
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