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Re: Old world mac boot floppies

On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 12:25:06AM +0100, Malte Cornils wrote:
> Hi Wade,
> On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 12:01:38PM -0700, Wade Berrier wrote:
> > I've set up open firmware (version 2.0) to have the display as output
> > and the keyboard as input, and auto-boot to false.
> > 
> > But, I've tried what seems every combination of boot fd or boot floppy
> > to no avail.  I'll usually get back can't LOAD.
> > 
> > And really, the main problem with my woody install is that when I
> > reboot, I get "CLAIM FAILED".
> Unfortunately, I'm not close to my 4400 at the moment, so I can't help
> (and I have no experience with the woody boot floppies). 
> The boot.img for the 2.4 kernel booted for me (but had problems reading
> the root.img, which might be model-specific to a few 4400 variants
> judging from my and others' experiences with this specific system).
> Please try pinging me again at the weekend, I'll have more time then.
> Good luck,
> -Malte
> PS: The BootX method is much easier and both the 2.4 and 2.6 netboot
> images should work with that boot loader.

It is non-free though, so we cannot recomend it. The miboot method is also
somewhat non-free, but it is possible to free it. The only real free method
is using the .coff kernel (built in the 2.6 images) and netboot it over the OF


Sven Luther

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