booting from openfirmware
I was wondering if there is any information out there about booting the
potato floppies using open-firmware on a powermac?
I have a UMAX S900 (clone 9500 motherboard) and I would love to install
debian linux on it. I am able to access the OF prompt through the serial
port from my intel linux box, but I am not sure how to boot the "rescue"
disk. I found the following in the "bootargs file" and it looks like it
0 > setenv boot-device fd:0 ok
0 > setenv boot-file /linux load_ramdisk=1 root=/dev/ram video=keep ok
0 > boot unrecognized Client Program formatstate not valid
There is not any info yet in the docs about how to do it. I was planning
to do an NFS install of the base and then get the rest from the ftp sites,
after booting from a floppy. Are there any other install methods that
might work better with my system?