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Re: Failed install attempt - GRUB issue - hfsprogs missing?


On 6/21/19 1:05 AM, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
> I got the PowerPC image from here:
> https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports/2019-05-24/
> is that the best one?

If you want something that is stable and working, use the Yaboot-only
image in the "10.0" folder unless you have an IBM power machine where
GRUB works without problems.

> The CD is bootable and boots using Grub! yay! I could partition, install
> up to the point where GRUB needs to be installed on the target system, but that step fails.
> In the log console I see a message that says
> "Unable to locate package hfsprogs"
> while grub-common is already the newest version
> Could that be the issue, a failed dependency on hfsprogs?

No, the primary issue that we need to solve is to develop a workaround
for Apple's broken implementation of Open Firmware which uses a non-standard
OF path scheme which is not 100% compatible with what POWER and SPARC
servers use.

So, we need to patch grub-ofpathname to be able to return paths that
PowerMacs understand while not breaking the tool for IBM POWER or

I understand that the installer situation for PowerMacs is a bit
frustrating at the moment, but we can't blame anyone but Apple who
implemented Open Firmware not 100% according to spec so that we
have to use workarounds.

> Is there any "working" iso right now, without resorting to yaboot?

Unless you know how to fix GRUB manually, no. Use the Yaboot image.


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