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Re: Problem installing Debian PowerPC Jessie on PowerMac G5 7,3 PCI-X

Scroll the list of mirrors all the way to the top.  (you can use the up-arrow key repeatedly, or the home key once)  You’ll see an “enter manually” option there.


> On May 19, 2019, at 10:24 AM, Noah Wolfe <n.wolfe4@outlook.com> wrote:
> Hey Rick,
> Quick question, how do you manually enter repositories at  
> installation? For me, it always defaults to selecting a preexisting,  
> non-functional mirror off a list, and I never see any option to enter  
> anything manually, like it does by default in the ppc64 installations.
> Thanks,
> Noah
> On May 18, 2019, at 9:43 PM, Rick Thomas wrote:
>> I’m trying to install Debian Jessie ppc64 8.11 on my PowerMac G5  
>> 7,3 machine for comparison purposes with Adrian’s 10.0 “ports”.
>> I downloaded the PowerPC 8.11 DVD and used it to install a default  
>> system.  The only thing out of the ordinary was that I had to  
>> manually enter the packages mirror name as “archive.debian.org”  
>> since Jessie is no longer available on the normal mirror network.
>> The installation ran to completion, finishing up with installing  
>> yaboot on the hard disk.
>> But when it tried to reboot into the installed system, it got to  
>> “second level boot loader” and stopped with the blinking question- 
>> mark folder icon.
>> Does anybody have any ideas as to what’s going wrong?
>> I can provide log files for the installation if you think they  
>> would help.
>> Thanks!
>> Rick

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