Re: G3/300, OS X and Darwin..
On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 09:42:51 -0700
Mauro <email@example.com> wrote:
> I think what you're looking for to install debian onto an old world
> without MacOS is quick or miboot.
> I hear they are real buggers to install and one of them can screw your
> system up rendering even your mother board useless.
this is FUD. Quik may be a bit tricky to configure correctly, especially
on beige G3s, but your motherboard is safe.
> Thus this is why a lot of people opt to install MacOS. I know that
> classic installs can be realy small, less than 5 gig while OS X has a
> min of 5 (something like that). If I remember clasic can install onto
150 Megs should be more than enough for an OS8 install with BootX, if
you don't want to go through the trouble configuring quik. Anyway,
several people succeeded in booting a G3 with quik -- you might want to
check the list archives for some successful reports.
> Because it's very dependent on Open Firmware, and because the Open
> Firmware on Old World Macintosh is very buggy and difficult to work
> with, much of the information on this page describes how to work
> around firmware problems."http://penguinppc.org/bootloaders/quik/
This is indeed a good link to start
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