On Mon, May 29, 2006 at 08:42:56AM -0700, Daniel Gimpelevich wrote: > On Mon, 29 May 2006 01:33:24 +0200, Hans Ekbrand wrote: > > > 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). > > Never use BootX on an iMac. Oh! I should have known better than giving such a bad advice. Yaboot is what I should have written, not BooX. [...] > In the meantime, you can still install Linux, but you must > use a netboot netinstaller because Apple has NEVER made ANY machine that > could boot from USB. My idea of booting from within MacOS is still possible. But not with BootX, but with yaboot. For example see: http://neugierig.org/content/tibook/ibook.html -- Hans Ekbrand (http://sociologi.cjb.net) <firstname.lastname@example.org> A. Because it breaks the logical sequence of discussion Q. Why is top posting bad?
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