install debian G4 powerbook 12', help!
I have been trying to install Debian on my powerbook (12' G4 with superdrive
if that helps).
But to be honest I have not been very successful :-(, and I hope that you
will be able to help me.
Here is what I did or tried to do:
I followed the instruction given by Matthias Schimdt given at
so I got the files: yaboot, yaboot.conf and root.bin from
and the kernel from
I managed to boot from yaboot and and start the installer, where I created
the partitions I needed
then I tried to install the kernel and drivers but then I realized that I
did not have the files required to do that.
I do not have an internet connection set up from my debian partition. From
Mac OS X, I can use a wireless connection (my neighbor's actually) and
download the files that I think I need
such as rescue.bin, drivers.tgz ...
and copied them to my debian partition (for that I used ext2fsx).
It worked and I could install the kernel, but then I tried the next step
which is confire/install modules
and it said that it could not find modules in
Is that normal? If yes where can I get these files?
If I can't use the internet to install debian, what are all the files that I
This would be good to know so that every time it asks me for something new I
do not have to reboot and copy the files from the MacOSx partition to the
I spent two days trying to install debian and I would really appreciate any
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