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Re: Netboot install trouble on a blue and white G3.

It it me, or am I the only one that cares about netbooting an installer 
on powermac...


On Monday 24 October 2005 00:20, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> 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[1] for sarge.  I ended up next trying to use yaboot from
> woody's installer dir to boot.
> 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 problems.
> 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 fine!).
> [1]
> http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sarge/main/installer-powerpc/curre
> Pat
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