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On Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 10:05 AM, Joel Roth <email@example.com> wrote:
Graham Todd wrote:
I have recently obtained a Mac iBook G4 running OSX Tiger, and after
very good experiences
using Debian on a Windows laptop, I tried to get my head round the
instructions without success, I wonder if some kind soul could give me
easy instructions on how to install it on a Mac iBook G4.
I found this:
https://www.debian.org/ports/powerpc/inst/pmacWow. That's old and not very informative.The link on that page to the installation guide does get you moreup-to-date information, however:https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/powerpc/Shoot. That has a lot of old information in it, too. And I think allthe people who could update it are busy or have left, or both (likeme).Still, take the hour or two to scan through that and note the stuffthat seems to be PPC specific. You won't understand the openfirmwarenotes, I suppose, but read them anyway.
Well, that's no fun.Does Tiger boot? Do you trust it not to have malware that wouldinstall backdoors on Linux installation CDs?If you use Mac OS to download and burn he install CDs, you need to becareful how you do it. The easy way to save an install imge to a CDor DVD ends up just saving an install image to a CD or DVD. I thinkyou have similar problems on MSWindows systems.I think my memory tells me that you can right-click the image file andget a menu that inlcudes the option to burn the image to disk. Orselect the image file and look in the menu bar menus for an entry thatsays it will burn the image to disk. I think there's one other way,but it's not coming to me, and, frankly, I'm demotivated to tryinstalling Jessie on my one remaining functional PPC Mac to remindmyself how.I think you can burn the install CD on a Linux system without too muchfuss. CDs are cheap enough, give it a try.
I dont have any Tiger installation disks
and I'm not sure if any
No. Any version that includes PPC should fly. I've done it with wheezyand squeeze.
specific versions of Debian are required.
I intent to partition the
That eases things up a bit.
hard drive for Debian only.
Can this be done
and can easily understood instructions be referred to
Don't think too hard about it, for starters.Now that you've read the stuff on the debian site tell yourself it'smostly old information. If you can get the network install imageburned on a CD properly, boot it with the magic keys.(What were those? oh, yeah, according to my ancient blog post aboutdoing this with Fedora on a clamshell, it's just holding the "C" keydown while the machine boots with the install CD in the CD drive. Ifyou are interested, that post is here:http://reiisi.blogspot.jp/2009/05/fedora-on-old-clamshell-ibook.htmlIt may explain some things, may confuse you with unnecesary information.)Once the installer is booted, just answer the questions. Since youdon't want to dual-boot, you really shouldn't have to pay too muchattention to things. Don't worry that it seems to need one or two morepartitions than it should, you won't run short of partitions. Don'tworry about openfirmware, the way they have it set up to relay throughthe partitions should make booting automatic.Oh, there is a PowerPC list for debian. I'll cross-post this to it, tosave you some trouble finding it.And have fun.
to help me?
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