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Old 08-02-2005, 04:29 PM   #1
benjalien
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Install Debian on a pismo with no CD drive...


Hi everyone,

I had an update on my Pismo (it's now a G4...) and thus I have to reinstall my system. The only problem is that my cd drive has broken down... and of coursen mac's don't have floppy drives!

The only options I think I have by now are the firewire CD drive I have, and the Mac OS X Tiger partition that's at the end of my 60gig disk. Can I somehow boot a debian disk on the firewire drive? It looks like it works when I press "C" at boot, but it hangs. Or maybe boot in OS X and write somthing to my Linux partition?

Any help would be greatly apreciated!

Benja
 
Old 08-05-2005, 02:01 AM   #2
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You'll find lot of tutorials about installing linux from a firewire device if you search for them, (google.com/linux) this is only an example:

http://www.developertutorials.com/tu...412/page1.html
 
Old 08-09-2005, 02:26 AM   #3
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Is there no other way?

Hi xukosky,

I just read that it was possible to install from hdd? Is that true? 'cause if it is, I can just put the required files on my disk and boot from that partition, or did I miss something?
 
Old 09-06-2005, 11:15 AM   #4
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I am having similar issues. I need to boot from a cd in my external firewire drive cause my iMac DVs internal drive is bad. Anyone know a way of doing this with openfirmware? I would rather just boot from the cd and format the hard drive from there.

BTW I've read about installing from the hd but I need to be able to boot live cds for school work.
 
Old 09-09-2005, 10:23 AM   #5
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Hi,

just a quick reply to sy that I did it. But I still have top move my bookmarks from my backup to this machine, so I won't be able to get you the right explanaitions right now. I also don't have a permanent connexion by now because I just moved.

So, be a bit patient and I'll send it to you!
 
  


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