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Re: Debian Linux on a mac?

On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 01:04:46PM -0400, Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 09:33:37PM -0400, S.D.A. wrote:
> | Not the original poster, so please excuse me jumping in here.
> | 
> | I'm going to attempt installing Sarge on my brother's G3 beige (old
> | world), this weekend. Were you able to boot directly from the cd, or
> | did you need to boot from floppy? Any pointers welcome -- I'm in the
> | process of reading the Debian Mac install instructions, but pointers
> | always welcome.
> From what I've read, oldworld systems can't boot from cds.

I installed a beige G3 which is oldworld AFAIK. I installed the initial
system from floppies, and the rest from the network, no experience with
cds I'm afraid.

The problem is that it can't boot itself directly to linux, I had to
use bootX to boot linux through mac os (I have 8 installed).

> I'm not a mac expert, though.  I've only installed on two G4s (well, I
> think the first was a G4; it was newworld at any rate).  The first
> time was my first experience with a mac and was a proof-of-concept
> installation that was wiped out shortly afterwards (~6 months ago).
> My recommendation is to read a lot of documentation on-line
> (particularly if you are not familiar with Apple hardware and its
> disk partitioning and booting organization).  Also, use the sarge rc1
> installer.  This worked really well for me this time around.
> HTH,
> -D
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