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Re: installing sarge

On (22/12/04 12:56), vinai wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Dec 2004, Daniel R. Killoran,Ph.D. wrote:
> > I want to install sarge in my Old-World Mac 9500.
> > I know I need to use BootX, and that I should copy linux.bin and
> > ramdisk.image.gz into the "Linux Kernels" folder, but I can't find
> > those files on the ISO images of the sarge distribution.
> > Should I use the corresponding files from woody?
> > At what point do I use the sarge disks?
On the d-i rc2 sarge netinstall iso the are two files:
initrd.gz and vmlinux
(look in /install/powerpc)

Copy those to your Linux Kernels folder on the Mac side and away you go.
Just remember to copy the installed initrd.gz and vmlinux files to the mac
side after the base install before rebooting so that you can subsitute
these for those from the installer.

> Take a look here for kernel image files:
>     http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/powerpc/ch-appendix.en.html
> What I'd suggest, go with Woody - do a basic install, then update your
> apt sources list so that "stable" becomes "testing".  After this, you
> should be able to "apt-get update" and "apt-get upgrade" ...
IMHO you're much better off with the new installer - I've used both on
old Macs and the sarge installer is just way easier and quicker.




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