Can't read or boot from Squeeze 6.0.4 [ppc] disk 1 on Original iMac
I'm having some trouble getting Debian Squeeze installed on my old original
iMac, which is one of the first "Bondi" blue ones ... from what your install
guide says, it should be supported; plus I know it's not the disks though,
because the OpenSuSE box I burnt them on can read them, and they were verified
as 100% correct by K3B after I made the disks. I also tried getting the disk to
boot from Open Firmware, but to no avail.
Considering this, the only thing I can figure is that it must have something to
do with the bios it has, especially after what I've read from the following site
on getting OS-X (tiger) running on these antiques:
Anyway, the currently installed Mac OS 8.6's Apple System Profiler reports the
CPU to be a 333MHz PowerMac G3, the Boot ROM Version as 3.0.f3, and the Mac OS
ROM File Version as 1.6. So ... can someone tell me what I might do to get
Squeeze on here, if at all possible minus having to flash the firmware?