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Re: from scratch install of ibook

Hi Riccardo!

On 11/13/18 12:29 PM, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
> However, where do I get media for installing it and what is the recommended way?  CD? USB key? The old clamshell did not boot from USB key.
> Starting from: https://www.debian.org/ports/powerpc/#powerpc
> 32bit PPC is of course in the dust.

ISO media is available here: https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports/10.0/powerpc/iso-cd/

Last time I tested it on my iBook G4, it worked without problems. However,
recently, some PowerPC-specific packages were removed from the archives
which could affect the installation process.

So, please let me know on the mailing list if you run into any issues.

> Also, since it is a from scratch install, I can test installing GRUB instead of Yaboot, since I can decide all partition sizes and also I don't risk destroying anything. I am not interested in dual booting.

Good idea. Unfortunately, if you want to use GRUB on a PPC-Mac (unlike
a PPC machine from IBM, i.e. CHRP), you will have to set up and install
GRUB yourself. There are posts on this mailing list by Frank Scheiner
where he explains how that's done.

Getting GRUB work on the PPC Macs out-of-the-box is still an item on
our TODO list. We should probably have a Debian Ports sprint at some
point to address all these tiny issues.


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