Re: Oldworld OF boot questions
Ethan Benson <email@example.com> writes:
> 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.
Thanks, Ethan, that's a good point. Still, I'd like a solution that
works without booting into OF, since my powercenter 132 has a
particularly broken implementation thereof. Maybe it's just a matter
of adding nvsetenv to root.bin. I can just mount it via the loop
device and add it, right?
I'd still really like to build a floppy that can OF boot. Does anyone
know why this doesn't work?