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Re: imac g3 installation problem

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:

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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