Re: Installing Debain - Pdisk - Apple_bootstrap imac not Bootable
Ivan Kabaivanov wrote:
> On Saturday 08 December 2007, flebber wrote:
>> P Kapat wrote:
>> > On 12/7/07, flebber <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >> I am trying to install debain via 4.0r1 net.iso I couldn't get yaboot
>> >> start cd-rom correctly so used pdisk to delete Apple_HFS partition and
>> >> recreate it as Apple_bootstrap so that yaboot may recognize it.
>> >> However on reboot disaster Imac now only boots up to a grey screen
>> >> a picture of a floppy disk and a flashing question mark.
>> >> I believe it it is a powerpc 750 called "Bondi Blue" . I am not
>> >> particularly about dual booting with Mac Os I wanted to set this up
>> >> hopefully for my Mother in Law in needs a computer so was hoping to
>> >> a debian kde install up ?
>> >> What can I do ?
>> > I am not particularly aware of the "Bondi Blue" model, but for "New
>> > World" machines (iBook G4 for instance) i think one is supposed to
>> > press (and keep pressed for sufficiently long) the 'C' key immediately
>> > after powering on the system. This makes the machine boot from the
>> > cdrom. I know this works on my iBook G4, but I don't know if it works
>> > on every other apple machine. I think some else might provide a better
>> > a idea.
>> > HTH,
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>> > PK
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>> If it helps here is a link to the model I have
>> I did try holding down C but it seemed to have no effect for me also I
>> tried command+Option+shift+delete but again that didn't seem to work for
> Holding the "c" button shortly after you hear the Mac chime will
> boot a Mac from cdrom, NewWorld and OldWorld alike.
> Check if you burned the cd-r correctly. Check the md5sum of the iso you
> downloaded. Can you boot this cd-r on another mac? Can you boot MacOSX
> Mac Classic) cdrom on this machine?
>> command+option+o+f does get me to a prompt but cannot seem to get the
>> cd-rom to boot from here.
>> I was trying different key combinations I found at this site but cannot
>> a go http://www.jacsoft.co.nz/Tech_Notes/Mac_Keys.htm
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I have got it too work and reinstalled mac 9. I set the drive up as
MacOS/Preferred Linux. Then reboot held down c and this time the debian cd-r
has booted haven't completed install yet but a lot further than before.
Thanks for the help
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