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Re: Performing installer tests on PowerMac with USB sticks

>I have dug out one of my iBook G4s now so I can perform installer
>tests on the PowerMac target. While the machine has a built-in optical
>drive, I would avoid having to burn CDs for every installation test
>run (even when using CD-RWs), so I was wondering how well booting from
>USB >sticks works on these machines.
>Does anyone have experience creating bootable USB media for PowerMacs
>to install Debian?

I booted and installed from USB on my iBook G4 with the folowing:

boot usb0/disk@1:2,\\yaboot

With the USB stick inserted in the port closest to me. I used Etcher to
write the iso to USB. Booted without any extra fiddling, although
rather slow compared to booting from CD.

This guide got me on the rigt track:


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