Re: potato boot-floppies for powerpc uploaded
Ok, sounds like it could work. Although I don't see where these "new"
boot-floppies are located. All I see are the old stuff in disks-powerpc.
Joel Klecker wrote:
> At 08:50 -0700 1999-10-18, Matt Porter wrote:
> >On Mon, Oct 18, 1999 at 05:27:10PM +0300, Petter Sundlöf wrote:
> >> That sounds über-neato.
> >> Anyway, it does no good to me, because I have no idea how to utilize
> >> PC-style floppy booting. Do I need to play with bootvars?
> >Good question...I don't know, I'm not a Mac PowerPC person...yet. :)
> Once you can get to OF, it'd be:
> 'boot fd:linux load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=1 root=/dev/ram' (I think).
> To boot with bootx, copy root.bin into the same folder as the bootx
> app itself and rename it to ramdisk.image.gz, you also need the linux
> kernel image, which should be placed in the 'Linux Kernels' folder;
> then launch the bootx app and make sure to check the 'Use ramdisk'
> >>From what I've read, you don't need to play with bootvars to boot the
> >HFS boot image I've made. I'd look at the LinuxPPC installation manual
> >and key off of that. They give examples of boot commands for OF to boot
> >an HFS floppy. I thought bootvars was just for hard drive boots.
> The problem is that most powermacs have horrid Open Firmware, and the
> input-device and output-device are set to ttya (so bootvars is the
> only way short of attaching a serial console to get to OF).
> None of this applies to post-iMac systems, which actually do have
> decent OF with sensible defaults (however, those will not boot Linux
> kernels because the images lack the .note section that the new OF
> >Give me a couple weeks and I'll know more...I haven't seen many Mac people
> >around here interested in getting boot images working (as evidenced by
> >none contributing to powerpc boot-floppies devel).
> I think I'm the only pmac person making any boot-floppies contribution at all.
> Joel Klecker (aka Espy) Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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