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Re: Performing installer tests on PowerMac with USB sticks


if I type the following: boot usb1/disk@1:2,\\yaboot

I got the message can’t open device or file.

What have I got to do?

disk1 is listed in the device tree as 
 dev / ls

usb1 … usb@1b

I have a Powerbook G4 12“ 1.5GHz
Powerbook 6,8
Model M9690LL

Image is Debian sid 10.0 ->.powerpc:

I burned the image with this command:
sudo dd if=/Users/karl/Downloads/debian-10.0-powerpc-NETINST-1.iso of=/dev/disk1 bs=1m

USB stick formatted with the APT

Thanks in advance

> Am 01.05.2019 um 00:16 schrieb Peter <petrvz@gmx.net>:
>> Hello!
>> 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?
>> Adrian
> 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:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ
> Peter

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