Re: "Setting Up General Console Font" DebianPPC error lockup
Thomas Otto wrote:
We haven't got a boot selector yet. The environment can point to
exactly one partition for booting, and if I've read it right it will
load the first file on that - it has to be a PReP partition, and since
it doesn't have a filesystem I guess there's only ever one file.
Alternatively, you override it to boot from a different PReP disk
partition, or a CD. It's fun, it just takes a bit of getting used to.
Wonder why they didn't use openfirmware like most PPCs - backwards
compatibility to older AmigaOS - or is this firmware not as "open as in
It's UBoot, actually. There is actually the first stage of a rather neat
bootloader in there, but the second stage (to be put in the RDB
partition table) is not yet complete. Until then you need to select the
right partition and set the boot arguments in the UBoot environment
What Ken Moffat failed to say is that if you enter the AmigaOne-specific
menu (type menu from the UBoot prompt), you'll get a rather better way
of editing the bootargs variable.
AmigaOne dev list FAQ (when I say F, I mean F):
Some "useful" packages: