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Old 11-24-2013, 11:42 AM
Fred
 
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Hello,

Will the file debian-update-7.2.0-powerpc-CD-1.iso install Debian on a
Mac PB3400? I don't want to dual boot, I want Linux only. Is there
anything unusual about the installation compared to a standard desktop
PC installation?


Best regards,
Fred


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Old 11-28-2013, 03:03 AM
Fred
 
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On 11/29/2013 02:13 AM, Kailash Kalyani wrote:

On Sunday 24 November 2013 06:12 PM, Fred wrote:

Hello,

Will the file debian-update-7.2.0-powerpc-CD-1.iso install Debian on a
Mac PB3400? I don't want to dual boot, I want Linux only. Is there
anything unusual about the installation compared to a standard desktop
PC installation?

Best regards,
Fred



Hi Fred,

Note that update CDs/DVDs are not meant to boot, they just contain the
packages needed to upgrade an existing installation. If you don't have
that existing installation, then you'll need to use the normal
installation CDs/DVDs. After the new system is booted, the updated
CD/DVD can be added with apt-cdrom add.

From: http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#update-cd

Instead, you should go for the regular debian-7.2.0-powerpc-CD-1.iso

Sincerely,
Kailash




Hi Kailash,

I was hoping to find out if it is even possible to run Debian on the
PB3400 before I started a long download on a slow DSL line. It looks
like I should just go for it. I will get the regular .iso file as you
suggest.


Best regards,
Fred


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Old 11-29-2013, 08:13 AM
Kailash Kalyani
 
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On Sunday 24 November 2013 06:12 PM, Fred wrote:

Hello,

Will the file debian-update-7.2.0-powerpc-CD-1.iso install Debian on a
Mac PB3400? I don't want to dual boot, I want Linux only. Is there
anything unusual about the installation compared to a standard desktop
PC installation?

Best regards,
Fred



Hi Fred,

Note that update CDs/DVDs are not meant to boot, they just contain the
packages needed to upgrade an existing installation. If you don't have
that existing installation, then you'll need to use the normal
installation CDs/DVDs. After the new system is booted, the updated
CD/DVD can be added with apt-cdrom add.

From: http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#update-cd

Instead, you should go for the regular debian-7.2.0-powerpc-CD-1.iso

Sincerely,
Kailash



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Old 12-03-2013, 05:07 AM
Kailash
 
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On Thursday 28 November 2013 09:33 AM, Fred wrote:
> On 11/29/2013 02:13 AM, Kailash Kalyani wrote:
>> On Sunday 24 November 2013 06:12 PM, Fred wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Will the file debian-update-7.2.0-powerpc-CD-1.iso install Debian on a
>>> Mac PB3400? I don't want to dual boot, I want Linux only. Is there
>>> anything unusual about the installation compared to a standard desktop
>>> PC installation?
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>> Fred
>>>
>>>
>> Hi Fred,
>>
>> Note that update CDs/DVDs are not meant to boot, they just contain the
>> packages needed to upgrade an existing installation. If you don't have
>> that existing installation, then you'll need to use the normal
>> installation CDs/DVDs. After the new system is booted, the updated
>> CD/DVD can be added with apt-cdrom add.
>> From: http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#update-cd
>>
>> Instead, you should go for the regular debian-7.2.0-powerpc-CD-1.iso
>>
>> Sincerely,
>> Kailash
>>
>>
>>
> Hi Kailash,
>
> I was hoping to find out if it is even possible to run Debian on the
> PB3400 before I started a long download on a slow DSL line. It looks
> like I should just go for it. I will get the regular .iso file as you
> suggest.
>
> Best regards,
> Fred
>
>
Hi Fred,

I did read up on the PB3400 and my understanding is that Debian should
work on it just fine since the processor series appears in the supported
list.

Sincerely,
Kailash


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