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i just burned a cd with debian 5.0 for powerpc. i did this from macosx using disk utility -> burn image. this exact procedure worked for the ubuntu x86 cd ...
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    ppc-cd apparently not working


    i just burned a cd with debian 5.0 for powerpc.

    i did this from macosx using disk utility -> burn image. this exact procedure worked for the ubuntu x86 cd that i burned for a i386 machine yesterday.

    however, when i boot the mac (mini) with the debian-ppc cd inserted, i boots into macosx as if the disk was not bootable.

    should i try again with a different disk, or is there some gotcha with booting from bootable disks on macosx?

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    Hi

    I've only seen a mac once, but you should configure the boot priority in.
    In an i686 pc you can do this in the bios , probably the mac also have some bios like stuff.

    If no change after this , the disk can be wrong. Maybe it get corrupted under the download process.

    Try the disk in a i686 machine if it try to boot then the disk is good.

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    Probably late and silly reply, but just in case...

    ...you are pressing "C" while booting, right? (pressing "C" tells the system it has to boot from the CD)

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