Re: Where can I find the ramdisk image for sarge for Old World Macs?
I didn't find an initrd.img, I found an initrd.gz and an initrd.info -
.info complains not a valid ramdisk, .gz gives me a blank screen. Could
you double check the names off the CD?
Will try .gz again, renaming to ramdisk.image.gz. In the meantime, can
someone find the woody directory for me?
> Yes, you'll be looking for two things:
> 1. vmlinux
> 2. initrd.img
> You'll find both of these on your Debian installer CD (probably the first
> CD) in a folder/directory called PowerPC. What you'll need to do is first
> set up the BootX application to use both vmlinux and initrd (which you'll
> renaming to ramdisk.image.gz).
> Let us know how it goes, if you will, and I'll be happy to continue
> the installation procedure. I've been meaning to do this anyway, for my
> reference as much as anyone else's.
> On 8/24/06, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Ah-ha! initrd.img is the ramdisk!
>> Thank you so much.
>> I have tried to install Yellow Dog , and actually had it running, so I
>> believe I have the rest down, but I'll post more later.
>> Thanks again,
>> Jeffrey Rolland
>> > Jeffrey,
>> > You have what is referred to these days as an "OldWorld", a Mac that
>> > particular architecture which (currently) requires the use of a piece
>> > software called BootX in order to boot into Linux. (In the near
>> > it's possible you'll be able to boot and install Linux using another
>> > method;
>> > stay tuned for that.)
>> > I'll begin posting the installation procedure here, supposing you've
>> > installed Debian (or any flavor of Linux) on your OldWorld Power
>> Mac. If
>> > anyone else reading this finds that I've missed a step or am doling
>> > false information, please correct me. Anyway, here goes nothing.
>> > First, you'll need to format your hard drive using Apple's system
>> > (prior to OS X), creating at least two partitions. I use OS 9 to do
>> > but
>> > I believe you can use earlier systems. You'll simply need to have a
>> > booting Mac system, one that can load the BootX extension (which will
>> > turn load your Linux system). For example, I've had an OS 9 partition
>> > small as 40MB that worked for installing and booting Ubuntu (which is
>> > Debian-based). I'd recommend allowing for more space, however, if
>> > your first installation. You'll never know which OS 9 software you
>> > end
>> > up wishing to use -- for example, you may find that you'd like to use
>> > Internet software at some point during the installation. You may not
>> > *need*
>> > to access the Internet in order to install Debian, but you may find
>> > it
>> > makes things easier for you. It kind of depends on how you choose to
>> > perform a certain step in the installation -- namely, moving your
>> > kernel (vmlinux) and ramdisk.image.gz (initrd.img) files back over to
>> > Mac OS partition. (More explanation later.)
>> > Okay, I have to jet. Partition your disk, and later I'll post some
>> > info. (I'd post links to more info. now, but a quick search isn't
>> > revealing
>> > the resources seeking.) Also, let us know your progress as this
>> > installation pans out.
>> > Harold J. Johnson
>> > On 8/24/06, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >> Hello, all!
>> >> After trying unsuccessfully to install Yellow Dog Linux on my Power
>> >> Macintosh 7500, I am trying Debian.
>> >> After seeing the daunting 14 CD isos, the #debian irc channel told me
>> >> would only need the first 3, so that's all I burned for now.
>> >> The instruction on
>> >> <
>> >> >
>> >> claim that a ramdisk image named ramdisk.image.gz will be on the
>> >> installation CD, but it isn't. There is one .gz file, but it is not a
>> >> ramdisk, I found out the hard way. The file linux.bin is also not
>> >> but the file vmlinux is a kernel, I found out the hard way.
>> >> Does anyone know where can I find the ramdisk image for Debian
>> >> Old World Macs?
>> >> Thanks in advance,
>> >> --
>> >> Jeffrey Rolland
>> >> <email@example.com>
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