There are some spaces missing in the original.Code:
(cd /cdrom ; tar cBpf - .) | (cd /mnt ; tar xvBpf -)
I have create my own version of how to do this: see attached.
I recently made a similar manual, to boot via USB to then install Debian or Ubuntu via the net:
Can I post your manual on my site too ? I will make a reference to here of course.
Great, I had a manual also here:
Yours seems a little more idiot proof ;)
I'd like to install Ubuntu Desktop on my old PowerPC G5 PowerBook Titanium. The hard drive is dead and that is why I want to install Linux on a USB flash drive 4 gig. The procedure Bootable_usb.txt seems perfect, but only when the drive operates. How can we do without the disk. Can I use another USB key to the temporary folder isofiles. If yes, how is it done?
AFAIK, the only way to boot from anything but the hard drive and CD drive is to go through Open Firmware. If you haven't read them, these may help.
- HOWTO Create A Bootable USB Drive From An ISO Image For Apple PowerPCs In Linux
- HOWTO Boot Apple PowerPCs From A USB Drive In Open Firmware
You'll need mac-fdisk to format the boot partition on the USB drive.
Thank you for the links.
But already, I find that I can not follow this method. In fact, I do not have enough RAM (768 meg) to download and extract the. iso file. I know, I tried this morning and after 200 or 300 meg, the Mac crashed. That's why I think I have to use two USB keys: one to extract the. iso and the second would be my bootable USB. But how, I do not know.
will mount an ISO file as a file system. You need to change the file and mount directory names to match your system.Code:
mount -t iso9660 -o ro,loop=/dev/loop0 ./xubuntu-10.04-desktop-powerpc.iso ./iso
Then you can use cp to transfer the files. Don't forget the hidden files and directories, the ones that start with a period.
Excuse me, I'm fairly new to Linux. I wrote the command line, but nothing happens visible. Is it supposed to do a RAM disk so that I can copy the image. iso (Ubuntu). How this command line in your part?
For your info, I checked, I have exactly 300.5 meg of ram available.
In that case, I think you should try booting from the network. This requires a small ISO file. But it's been a long time since I tried it, so maybe someone can give you more up to date info.
Have you tried the forums at Linux on your Apple Mac?