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Re: Why yaboot is NOT for oldworld macs, Oldworld owners please read! (was Re: StarMax and yaboot...)

On Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 04:00:18PM +0200, Olaf Hering wrote:
> Copy it to a HFS Partition, it should be a active Systemfolder. If not,
> open it, move the Finder to the Desktop, close the folder window, drop
> the Finder on the folder icon. The Finder ist only be there to fool
> MacOS. It is never be used. You can use hattrib -b to bless a folder.

hattrib is a linux utility, its not very useful from macos, of course
if macos cannot touch the bootstrap its not a problem.  that is why
you should use Apple_Bootstrap.

I am sorry but Apple_Bootstrap is the only reliable way to do this, it
is not unmaintainable at all, you maintain it from linux, and it will
never be damaged once you do.   maintaining/installing the bootstrap
partition from linux is very easy and painless with ybin. but you
don't like ybin, your loss.

> And please: Don't make it unmaintainable with the Apple_Bootstrap type.
> Appfle_HFS is the correct type.

Please don't create problems for yourself, Apple_Bootstrap is the
correct type.  using an HFS partition will only cause you problems and
pain.   since i am the one hosting the yaboot faq i am getting the
support questions for yaboot, your reccommendations of Apple_HFS
partitions *ARE* causing problems, that i have to answer.

my answer is simple USE Apple_Bootstrap.  the people i have helped
convert thier systems to use Apple_Bootstrap are much happier now.
they have a reliable boot loader that they need not fiddle with every
other time they boot macos.

> Check the filetypes, The Finder is the magic:

yes you need a COMPLETE *REAL* 4MB Finder. the fake one won't work
reliably.  copying the entire Finder is a waste of space and quite
unfeasible from GNU/Linux.  

I don't know what part of 5 years experience with this you do not

Ethan Benson

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