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Re: linux-powerpc: booting from zip disk ?

Brendan J Simon wrote:

> Does any one know if I can boot linux from a zip disk on a PowerMac G4 ?

Well, that depends what you mean by boot.  If you mean load yaboot and a kernel,
then yes, most certainly.  That's what I do.  You just replace "hd:" with
"zip:" and you're all set.

> So can it be done ?


> Do I need to fool around in Open Firmware ?

Well, you need to fool around w/ OF via yaboot/ybin (the easiest way) to boot a
sawtooth regardless of the media.

> If so what do I need to do ?

Get yaboot, setup your yaboot.conf, get the kernel, and get the necessary
install files (ramdisk, etc...)

--Nelson Abramson

Shouldn't people be arrested and persecuted for engaging in their
constitutional rights?  http://www.opendvd.org

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