Re: yaboot on sawtooth G4
On Tue, Feb 29, 2000 at 08:52:28AM -0600, pohl wrote:
> > if you get a boot: prompt you can enter the command:
> > hd:<linuxroot>,/boot/vmlinux-2.2.14
> Thank you, I hadn't realized that I was returning to a
> yaboot prompt after the -2 error code. I wasn't watching
> closely enough, and thought it was an OF prompt. I'll
> give this a whirl.
> Is there syntax for pointing to an installation image too?
no, there is no way to load a ramdisk image via the yaboot command
line. it has to be done with a .conf file.
> > > boot hd:9,\\:tbxi
> > ah ha, this won't work unless A) the file acutally has file
> > type tbxi AND B) the root directory is blessed, AND C)
> > the file is a CHRP script.
> This must be the case, then, because it worked for me. I
> don't think I was very clear in this paragarph. You see,
> I'm trying to yaboot a kernel that's on an HFS partition
> (never did the linux installation, only the partitioning)
> and used the above to test to see if slice 9 was the right
> slice to find yaboot_0.5 on.
remember that for some reason i cannot fathom the partition table is
considered a partition too.. /dev/hda1 is always the partition table
for Apple partitioned disks.
> I would love it if you could send me a binary that I could try.
> I did find a friend last night with a ppc machine that I
> used to try to build my own, but I'm getting the same failure
> to find yaboot_0.5 -- on an HFS partition, recall.
i'll send that in a seperate mail.
> I used Lynx to download the binary from Ben's page, so
> I'm confident that it wasn't the browser mangling the file
> in any way.