linux-powerpc: booting from zip disk ?
William H. Schultz
whschult at uncc.edu
Fri Apr 7 15:39:26 EST 2000
> Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 11:19:32 +1000
> From: Brendan J Simon <Brendan.Simon at ctam.com.au>
> Subject: linux-powerpc: booting from zip disk ?
> Does any one know if I can boot linux from a zip disk on a PowerMac G4 ?
> Ethan Benson mailed me a script to produce a CD image so I can boot from
> it and install Debian, but unfortunately I don't have access to a CD
> burner anymore.
> So can it be done ?
> Do I need to fool around in Open Firmware ?
> If so what do I need to do ?
> Brendan Simon.
You sure can. Format your zip disk to HFS (not HFS+). Set up under
Linux that this will be mounted at /boot. From this point, you have
several options. Most people in your situation would use yaboot. There
is also miboot, but I don't know if that will boot a G4.
Both of those are available at:
(they are on the right of the screen)
ps I assume you are somewhat familiar with what goes in /boot
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