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Re: Install guide outdated about Old World disk booting ?

I have been waiting to see some response to this post. Are there others out there who have had success with Sarge on Old World machines. My Powermac 9500 is partitioned and ready to go once the CD set arrives in the mail. I plan to use BootX so I can continue to dual-boot OS X. Any advice is welcome.


On Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at 12:45 PM, Noé Falzon wrote:

I recently tried to install Sarge on my Performa 6400, and I followed the instructions given in the latest install guide. But on section 4.5.1, here :
they ask to use a Kernel and RamDisk from the Woody release. And indeed, when the install is complete, Debian 3.0 is installed, andthe Kernel is 2.2.

So I tried to get the files myself from the Sarge distfiles located here : debian/dists/sarge/main/installer-powerpc/current/images/powerpc/ netboot/ I used the vmlinux kernel, and initrd.gz ramdisk. Everything went right during the install. But when I rebooted into the newly installed system, a kernel panic occured saying that it couldn't load the root partition. I double checked the names of partitions and the partionning stage, and it should be ok.

Does anyone know if the guide will be updated, and/or how to solve my boot problem ?

Thanks a lot,
N. Falzon

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