Re: Installing Debian on an iMac G5 - stable and testing d-i fail
Well, I downloaded
and put it in an tftp server and set up dhcp.
After a while I figured out that I needed to do: boot
enet:a.b.c.d,yaboot (and not simply boot enet:0 that does not work).
Yaboot started alright, but the kernel loading failed. The problem?
The buffer size that yaboot uses for tftp downloading is only 4M. So, I
downloaded the source package yaboot, changed the parameter and compiled
it again, and then ... it booted! Thanks Sven!
I left the machine running, at the downloading packages stage, but it
got stuck at 69%. I don't know why. I will try the whole process again
tonight (the machine is somewhere else), but so far it looks good!
On Sat, Sep 03, 2005 at 04:09:55PM -0300, Eduardo Trápani wrote:
Can you try booting the daily builds ? These are at :
Get the initrd.gz and vmlinux on a cd or tftp boot server, write the
yaboot.conf, and try them out.
So, I download both files, put them in the install/power4 directory of
the cd image I already have and then I create a bootable CD. Is that
right? I don't know how to create a bootable CD, I hope I find a howto
on that for powerpc.
You need yaboot and a suitable yaboot.conf too, i guess.
Look at debian-cd source code for the suitable mkisofs flags.