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Re: Old world mac boot floppies

Thanks again for the help.  I'm up and running.  The CMOS battery fixed
my boot problems, and I did have to use the quik "quirk" settings for my
powerpc 6400 (load-base=100000, output-device=ttya).

I also was also able to boot the 2.4 debian installer floppies from
daily builds.

It's been an interesting transition getting used to mac hardware
compared to x86.

I did have one idea:  if you can boot a coff image from an hfs
partition, couldn't you have an hfs /boot partition on the harddrive and
boot directly from open firmware?  If I understand this correctly, quik
wouldn't be needed.


On Tue, 2004-11-09 at 10:53 +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 01:45:35AM -0700, Wade Berrier wrote:
> > Thanks for all the feedback I've gotten from y'all.
> > 
> > Here's a quick log about my situation:
> > 
> > First, started out as I installed woody from the boot-floppy-hfs.img,
> > install went ok.  On reboot, I get claim failed.
> > 
> > I've tried all the settings from the quik quirks page without any
> > success. (http://www.penguinppc.org/bootloaders/quik/quirks.php)
> > 
> > I can boot a 2.4 coff kernel (pulled from kernel-image packages from the
> > debian main repositories)... but the kernel doesn't recognize my
> > harddrive partitions (i/o error, unable to read partiton on hda).
> You have to use the 2.6 coff image with the builtin initrd. I gave you the
> path to it, didn't i ?
> > I tried a 2.2 .coff from unstable and the last thing it says on the
> > screen after boot is initializing valkyrie.   I tried some video=
> > settings with no luck.
> > 
> > I tried the miboot boot images from debian installer
> > http://people.debian.org/~luther/d-i/miboot/ , and this also didn't
> > work.
> Please use the daily builds, these are just older stuff.
> > A penguin came up, but it ended up with a red X through the penguin.
> Ok.
> > Maybe I will end up having to compile my own 2.6 .coff kernel, and tweak
> > it until it works?
> Yes, and now. Please notice that you can take the normal 2.6 kernel, and use
> mkvmlinuz -a coff to generate the coff image, but since it will not have any
> initrd, this will not necessarily work.
> Stay with the daily builds, instead of going to do some exotic and unssuported
> stuff. If there is a problem with the daily builds, let's fix it. Or the next
> guy along the line will have exactly the same problems.
> Friendly,
> Sven Luther

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