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Re: newbie-powerbook g3


Debian User writes:

> For now, I dont know how to boot the debian cd and how to install
> bootx and make it work whit os and debian..
> there is a tutorial?

Not that I know of.  I'll be brief, please ask if anything is unclear to you.

1. You cannot, and never will be able to, boot an OldWorld machine
   from a Debian CD.

2. BootX is available from <URL:http://penguinppc.org/~benh/>.  Just
   follow the instructions in the package to install it.

3. To run debian-installer from BootX, you need the files vmlinux (the
   kernel) and initrd.gz (the ramdisk compressed with gzip).  I'm not
   entirely sure if you need to uncompress the ramdisk.

4. After running the installer, use the built-in shell to mount your
   Mac OS partition and put the newly installed kernel and ramdisk
   there so BootX can find them next time.

Regards, Jens.

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