Re: PowerPC bootdisks for potato release.
On Thu, Feb 10, 2000 at 01:18:06AM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2000 at 10:34:14AM +1100, Brendan J Simon wrote:
> > Are the boot disks going to be "ready" for the upcoming relesae of
> > powerpc-potato in February (it is still February isn't it ?) ?
> Looks like it.
> > Is Yaboot required ? I assume this is the equivalent of lilo on a x86
> > machine.
> > Do I "have" to allocate a 800KB HFS partition on my hard disk ?
> Booting is still up in the air. Probably the more reliable ways of
> booting will want the HFS partition - yaboot and miBoot look good for
> macos-free alternatives. I'm tempted to dump Quik entirely.
problem with Miboot is it still requires the kernel live on the
bootstrap parition (which is setup differently then a yaboot one)
teaching Miboot to load a kernel from ext2 would be ideal..
doesn't Miboot also require non-free Apple bootblock code in the 1K
bootblock of the HFS partition?
for newworld yaboot is working very well for me 0.5 resolved all the
critcal bugs that i found..
> Probably not. We may or may not have bootable CDs; depends how well
> yaboot and miBoot are coming, and whether I or someone else has time to
> make it work. We'll have a ramdisk that can be started from an
> existing macos install.
bootable CDs would rock, its not easy to accomplish however, in theory
a small HFS partition with a CHRP script set to type tbxi and miboot
as well should boot properly on all macs, but for oldworld macs you
would need a non-free apple CD driver too.. and CD booting is
reportedly a bit broken when you add ISO to the mix..