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Re: critical problems in 2.3.5 prevent release



On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 06:23:11PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 07:47:41PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> >> 
> >> http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/macppc/SystemDisk-tutorial/of105patch.html
> >>
> >> There's a link there for a floppy-image Mac OS that might be just the ticket
> >> for you.
> >
> > OK heres some random thoughts...
> >
> > some oldworld machines can have thier firmware fixed up to boot
> > GNU/Linux nicely, however if you boot MacOS (meaning the MacOSROM, not
> > necessarily a disk based MacOS) all your nvram patches are lost, this
> > is a problem since our only bootable floppy relies on the MacOSROM.
> >
> > so here is my idea:
> >
> > document how to get all the nvram patches installed (that will be your
> > job Chris, thanks for volunteering).  then after these patches are
> > installed the user will boot into OF and boot the rescue.bin floppy
> > rather then boot-hfs.img floppy.  this will be possible if we change
> > the pmac rescue image to hfs or msdos, and put a .coff format kernel
> > on it in addition to the ELF.  .coff kernels are bootable directly via
> > OF on oldworld.  the only problem i see here is getting the args set
> > right so it requests the root disk....
> >
> > there is also probably not enough space for another kernel... hmm
> 
> Verrrry interressting ....
> 
> I do have both a 1.05 and a 2.0 OF machine to test on, too.

good, we need alot of testing on this.  i would like to see at least a
40% success rate for quik setup.   thats hideouly low expectations but
what can i say.. oldworld openfirmware is crap.

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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