Re: Booting from cdrom
Nicolai Czempin writes:
> Vincent Renardias wrote:
> > > could anyone tell me the command I have to enter in OpenFirmware to
> > > boot the machine from cdrom? "cdrom", "c", "boot cdrom" doesn't work
> > > and I can't find the trick but it must exist.
> > >
> > > Dunno why, but hitting 'c' and exchanging the cdrom after the machine
> > > is turned on doesn't work now. I'd like not to change OF settings as
> > > my Linux won't be accessable then.
> > Pressing 'c' at the very beggining of the boot sequence is enough usually.
> > (On Apple's at least, maybe your Motorola is behaving differently?)
> I think he wants it to happen automatically, not press c every time.
Nope. I wanted it to boot from cdrom *ONCE*. That machine kept on booting
from disk and I wasn't able to find the program 'selecting boot device'
which I have seen on the cdrom once. I needed to boot from cdrom in
order to remove the existing MacOS and install it on a shorter partition
to free 2.1gb for our Linux development.
An introduction of the commandset of OpenFirmware would be nice but
I haven't found one.
> you should look in the device tree what the cd is called. assuming it is
Neat idea, but how does I do this? I'm not a OF freak - and even that
I know something about it now, I wasn't able to find the cdrom, I found
the two scsi disks and the ide disk but no cdrom. One hour later and
I would have taken a scsi cdrom from another machine...
> an scsi disk on the internal bus (you have a 7500, right? I think it has
It's an internal ide cdrom, standard pc hardware.
Nope, it's a StarMax 4000 (Motorola clone)
> two scsi busses):
> where the X is the scsi ID
On this system scsi-int == scsi as well as ata == ata-int (couldn't test this)
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