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Re: booting on CD for a 7043/150

On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 03:01:45PM +0100, Timothee Besset wrote:
> I'm trying to get DI code running for a 7043/150 powerpc box. Since the
> kernel image and everything is too big to fit on a floppy, the only
> solution is to boot on CD.
> After some looking around, I have found the following information:
> The CD must have a PReP partition to boot on, and point to a zImage.chrp
> kernel image (which I compiled myself from a 2.4.20 tarball)
> I think I have made a correct CD. Typically I have built the image like
> so:
> /usr/bin/mkisofs -graft-points -f -R -r -l -J -prep-boot linux -o /home/timo/cranky.img -- linux=/home/timo/cranky/linux net-initrd.gz=/home/timo/cranky/net-initrd.gz
> When I try to boot it from OF, it says ok, but nothing happens:
> 0 > boot cdrom:,linux console=ttyS0
>   ok
> 0 >
> That's it .. nothing afterwards ..

I wonder if that box has hardware CD drivers. CD boots don't
work on oldworld powermacs because they need proprietary MacOS
CD drivers (just offering food for thought).

"The way the Romans made sure their bridges worked is what 
we should do with software engineers. They put the designer 
under the bridge, and then they marched over it." 
-- Lawrence Bernstein, Discover, Feb 2003

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