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Re: imac g3 installation problem

On Sat, May 27, 2006 at 04:34:33PM +0200, Giulio Canevari wrote:
> Hello,
> i have just received as a gift an Imac G3 233 Mhz with 96 mb of ram and 
> a 4 GB hd with macos 8.1, where the "monitor" contains the processor and 
> so on.
> It seems to have a damaged cdrom reader, i can't boot holding c the 
> debian business card cd ( burned correctly ). It doesn't also read disks 
> within mac os 8.1 . I don't know if it is possible to connect a normal 
> ide ( not slim ) unit externally, the cable is not standard as far as i 
> know.

Install BootX, start the installation (kernel with initrd) from BootX.
Let d-i delete the MacOS partition and hold your thumbs (if
installation goes wrong, you won't be able to boot into MacOS again).

If that sounds too scary, try to resize the MacOS partition within the
debian-installer (or even within MacOS before starting d-i, but I
don't think MacOS will allow that).

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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