yaboot errors on g4
This is exactly my experience on my sawtooth G4, except that
I had been trying to get ybin 0.10 to function. I had thought
maybe I wasn't following the installation instructions correctly,
but can't find any discrepencies between what Ethan suggests and
what I'm doing.
> I finally went out and bought linuxppc (AUS$15) and yellowdog (AUS$15)
> disks so I can boot into Linux. I don't plan on installing either, I
> just wanted a boot disk so I could untar the debian base2_2.tgz file
> and then use apt.
> I downloaded ybin (0.11), yaboot (0.5) and hfsutils and managed to
> install them on a 800K HFS bootstrap partition (yes it is the first
> partition, well 2nd partition after the partition table itself).
> I get an error message saying "can't read config file" so I can't load
This is the way yaboot_0.5 has always behaved on my hardware, no
matter where I put the config file or how I invoke yaboot. All
it manages to do is turn the screen to green-on-black and give
the above compliant.
> I can't press tab as the config file was not read. I have tried
> putting in commands manually at the boot: prompt.
> "boot: hd:4,/boot/vmlinux ro"
> but I get the following error
> "Image not found...... try again"
I get this too.
> What am I doing wrong ?
> How can I get debian to boot ?
> I can't even get the LinuxPPC installation to boot of the hard disk.