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Re: Updated installer images 2021-04-16 🎉

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 2:48 AM Rick Thomas <rick.thomas@pobox.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2021, at 5:30 AM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> > On 4/16/21 1:57 PM, Johannes Brakensiek wrote:
> > > ...
> > > Ok, good to know. Then I suppose the Mac’s firmware just won’t detect it if it’s copied to a USB stick?
> >
> > It could be that the blessing gets lost when putting it onto a USB disk.
> >
> > I verified that when burnt to a CD, the image will show up in <Option>
> > menu with
> > an icon (which we can switch to a Debian swirl maybe later). But I
> > don't know about
> > OpenFirmware at the moment to know how to reproduce this behavior with
> > a USB stick.
> I vaguely remember having read somewhere that the "boot with option key" on PowerPC machines does not examine USB disks for bootable partitions.  It does know about Firewire disks, and ATA/SATA disks, but just not USB disks.

This is likely correct. I experienced the same issue when trying to
boot from USB.

I just burned a plain old bootable CD and things worked fine.

(In the past with the images from January or February).


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