Subject: Re: MAC installer
To: David A. Gatwood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Henry B. Hotz <email@example.com>
Date: 08/16/2000 15:49:54
At 8:46 PM -0700 8/11/00, David A. Gatwood wrote:
>On Sat, 12 Aug 2000, bsduser wrote:
> > Are there any installer MAC software, like to 68K? Where a select a
> > boot file and start the installation routine from Mac OS?
>It's a mac. Just run the 68k installer if you want. Should work, or at
>least it did last tie I tried. :-) Now as to whether there are install
>sets for macppc in the form of .tar.gz files, I have no idea.
If you have a PowerMac with SCSI then the mac68k installer will work
with some caviats:
1) It's SLOW.
2) When you do a make devices in the installer the resulting driver
numbers will be for port-mac68k, not port-macppc so you should do a
sh /dev/MAKEDEV all as soon as you can after you get the system even
3) Port-macppc numbers scsi busses "incorrectly" so you should either
create your own /etc/fstab and copy it in, or make sure that all your
scsi devices are on the same bus.
4) I never did solve the problem of how to boot the system once I installed it.
I was experimenting using the boot floppy and destroyed my original
Apple Partition Map, so I just went through the regular sysinst
process. It works well if you can live with separate / and /usr
partitions and the lack of MacOS on the same disk.
Unless you are fairly expert I suggest you create a boot floppy and
forget the mac68k tools. If you *need* dual boot from the same disk
then you'll have to wait a bit, though the discussion between Bill S
and Bob N make it seem like we're pretty close.
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