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linuxisevolution
December 25th, 2008, 06:02 AM
I am trying to install Linux on a powerpc, which has no cdrom drive. The only pc that I can use to install is Intel ( more like in-hell lol ) based. Tell me if I am missing a step here:

1. remove 2gb hdd from laptop.
2. use cfdisk to create 1.5gb ext2 partition + 500mb swap.
3. extract the contents of debian-40r-powerpc-xfce-CD-1.iso to hdd.
4. Make bootable ( how? )

I figured after making the hdd bootable and telling grub or something to load the installer would work. This mac has no working ethernet device. How do I make the installer run? Could I use a bootfloppy?

linuxisevolution
December 25th, 2008, 06:50 AM
bump

linuxisevolution
December 25th, 2008, 06:54 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE ( AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ) Still no answer? bummer.


BUMPITY BUMP-BUMP, BUMPITY BUMP-BUMP, BUMPITY BUMP-BUMP.

linuxisevolution
December 25th, 2008, 07:01 AM
I guess the technical term for this is hd-install. Anyone?

Sef
December 25th, 2008, 12:39 PM
What Linux are you trying to install?

linuxisevolution
December 25th, 2008, 10:16 PM
For god sakes "extract the contents of debian-40r-powerpc-xfce-CD-1.iso to hdd." Debian 4 ppc.

linuxisevolution
December 25th, 2008, 10:17 PM
bump