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Re: netbooting

2010/9/6 Gunther Furtado <gunfurtado@gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> 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.
> cheers,
> [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/

As I understand from [7], the vmlinux is to big to yaboot and there is
nothing I can do about it. Is that correct?

[7] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yaboot/+bug/26426



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

Gunther Furtado
Curitiba - Paraná - Brasil

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