Netboot install trouble on a blue and white G3.
After trying to figure out how to netboot the sarge installer on my blue
and white G3, I had to give up and use the woody installer instead.
The problems I ran into:
1) The install document says to use yaboot to boot the kernel. There's
no "yaboot" or yaboot.conf files in the installer directory for
sarge. I ended up next trying to use yaboot from woody's installer dir
2) There's a bunch of kernel+initrd images which don't boot
(vmlinuz-*.initrd), none of which are bootable on my blue&white.
Openfirmware pukes on the images.
3) There's a generic "vmlinux", which actually loads via yaboot, but
yaboot can't load the initrd.gz.
4) The 2.4 netboot images, and 2.4 netboot-minimal images have the same
I wouldn't be suprised to see these problems on a testing release, but
I'm quite suprised that the *stable* release doesn't come with a working
netbootable installer, when the previous version did (and it worked just
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