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


On 6/21/19 5:34 PM, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
>> 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.
> A little bit confusing, yes... but no

Sure it's confusing. But it was Apple who ignored the standard, not
Debian or GRUB upstream.

>>> Is there any "working" iso right now, without resorting to yaboot?
>> Unless you know how to fix GRUB manually, no. Use the Yaboot image.
> can it be done inside the installer cd.. or e.g. by booting somehow the hard disk using the grub form the CD and then fixing it afterwards?

Yes, Frank Scheiner has posted on this list how that's done. Let's just
wait for him to chime in.

> I just wonder how people tested GRUB, I was just eager to test on this setup too, since there is no critical data on the hard disk.

It worked for a while until the grub-installer was updated. It will work
in the foreseeable future and then without regressions. Just be patient :).


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