Subject: Install guides (was Re: HI JASON, WELCOME TO OPEN FIRMWARE!)
To: Bill Squier <>
From: Michael Wolfson <>
List: port-macppc
Date: 03/16/2005 00:25:30
On Mar 15, 2005, at 5:56 PM, Bill Squier wrote:

> You will note that Hubert was discussing a Beginners Guide to 
> installing the
> Mac _MINI_, as it exists today.  I think it's important to have such a
> series of "pocket guides" for the most common configurations (full 
> install,
> 2 partition) available.
> This series of "pocket Guides" would fill a large hole in our 
> documentation.

Hmmm.  Point taken, but that's not "the NetBSD way" since it'd have the 
same info duplicated in different locations, each having to be edited 

I'd be more inclined to rip everything out of the INSTALL notes except 
booting from the official CD-R.  Burners are very common and almost all 
supported models have built-in CD-ROM drives.  Either that, or expand 
the "quick guide for the impatient" and only describe OF 3 machines in 
that section.

But again, a bootloader that doesn't require the user to fight Open 
Firmware would be the real solution.

   -- MW