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Re: Old world mac

On (12/08/04 20:04), Bob Tanner wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 August 2004 11:43 pm, Rick Thomas wrote:
> > Install MacOS-9.  Then use the BootX boot-loader. (or 8.5 or 8.6,
> > if 9 won't run on the S-900.  I've never seen one of those, so I
> > don't know what will run on it and what wont.  I'm told that BootX
> > even works with MacOS 7.5, if your machine can run it and you have
> > a floppy drive to install it from.)  You don't need much of MacOS
> > to do the trick -- 200 MB is more than enough.  
> I have an old G3, I've followed this thread and still cannot get the new 
> installer to boot.
> I have BootX installed, loads just fine.
> My first question is do I want power3 files or powerpc files?
> http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-powerpc/rc1/images/power3/
> http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-powerpc/rc1/images/powerpc/
> I've download the initrd.gz and the vmlinux from
> http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/testing/main/installer-powerpc/rc1/images/powerpc/netboot/
> Put then into the Linux Kernel Folder, reboot the G3, selected vmlinux from 
> BootX, click no video driver, Options, use RAM Disk, selected initrd.gz and 
> clicked Linux.
> Box just hangs.
> I've tried the tricks in this thread, but they all cause the box to hang.
> Installing using woody's old installer works fine :-(

My beige G3 booted fine off the 2.6 initrd.gz and vmlinux (from the rc1



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