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My iMac's[1] cd driver is very selective these now-a-days. It only
allows me to boot from original apple distributed media. So I was kind
of push to netbooting.

It all went great when I installed form lenny repository[2] booting
was successful (using this[3] and then disabling firewall). But using
the very same set of instructions with the files from sid
repository[4] (I believe they are the same ones from the squeeze
repository) it didn't even boot! Something about "Can't read Elf
e_ident/e_type/e_machine info". Googling around I found[5] that the
same files work OK if you boot from the hd.

Should I be doing something differently?

I will try the daily images[6] to see if whatever it was wrong is fixed.


[1] http://support.apple.com/kb/SP131
[2] http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/main/installer-powerpc/current/images/powerpc/netboot/
[3] http://wiki.ppckernel.org/w/Mac_Netboot
[4] http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/main/installer-powerpc/current/images/powerpc/netboot/
[5] http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=45220
[6] http://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/powerpc/daily/powerpc/netboot/


"...agora, só nos sobrou o futuro...", visto em www.manuchao.net

Gunther Furtado
Curitiba - Paraná - Brasil

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