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Re: Oldworld OF boot questions

On Sat, Jun 10, 2000 at 01:22:00PM -0700, Chris Baker wrote:

> O.k.  I've been playing around with this on my powerbook (which
> thankfully has video under OF), and I think I'm almost there.  A few
> more questions, and I'll be all set.
> The boot-hfs-image floppy works great.  I can type `bye' to boot to
> ROM, and it boots the system on the floppy just fine.  But the
> installer doesn't have nvsetenv on it, so how do I boot to my
> installed system (remember that I'm trying to get rid of the macos
> partition here)?  The boot-hfs-image floppy wants the root floppy; is
> there some way to get it to mount the root file system off the
> harddrive?  I tried to get dbootstrap to make me a boot floppy, but it
> says that it isn't supported.  I also tried to boot a rescue floppy,
> but OF said it couldn't load it.  I know that it *used* to be possible
> to OF boot a floppy, because when I first installed R4 (linuxppc) this
> was the only way to reliably boot linux (this was pre-BootX).
> Any ideas would be greatly appreciated :-)

boot into OF and run:

setenv boot-device foo/bar/@0:0

where foo/bar...  is you REAL OF boot device.  

there is nothing in debian currently that can help with that

setenv works exactly like nvsetenv.  

Ethan Benson

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