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Re: Debian install on biege G3

On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 12:15:05PM +0100, Hans Ekbrand wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 10:15:48AM +0000, David Pead wrote:
> [...]
> > The only option I've had limited success with is the net-install. This
> > progesses but falls over after re-start when I put the relevant info into
> > BootX.
> > 
> > -------------------
> > 
> > Hans, MANY thanks for your reply,
> > 
> > [snip]
> > The kernel you boot with via BootX needs a initrd to work. I think the
> > init in the initrd will find out which root partition it should use.
> > So don't use root=/dev/sda7 but root=/dev/ram and initrd=<initrd.img>
> > where <initrd.img> is a file available for BootX with the initrd.
> > 
> > BTW. I have recently figured out how to configure OF to work with
> > quik, and I only need to set one parameter, the boot-device parameter.
> > So if you want to I give some advice on how to configure OF so you
> > won't need to boot via MacOS.
> > [/snip]
> > 
> > Tried your suggestion, I wasn't sure where to put which bits (ie root device
> > or kernal arguments) so tried every permutation. No luck, I must be
> > missing/lacking something!
> I have not done this recently, so some parts might be wrong. I
> addition to that, I don't have access to bootX right now, so this is
> from my memory only :-)
> I think you cannot boot into your installed system with the kernel
> used to install it. Instead you should boot with the kernel that was
> installed during the installation. However that kernel resides on a
> linux partion now available for BootX. You must somehow copy it, and
I meant "not".

Hans Ekbrand (http://sociologi.cjb.net) <hans@sociologi.cjb.net>
A. Because it breaks the logical sequence of discussion
Q. Why is top posting bad?

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