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Re: Dual boot (MacOS9 & Debian/Linux) with MacOS as default?



On Sun, Jun 11, 2000 at 01:21:27PM +0200, Matthias Klose wrote:
> I have been able to install potato on a Mac G4 from the fsn.hu cd
> images. Now Debian boots as the default OS. Is there a way to make
> MacOS the default again? Pressing no key at startup should boot MacOS,
> pressing SPACE or the optioon key should bring up the boot menu.

it depends what ofboot.b script your using, there are two versions,
one just boots linux nothing else.  the other lets you hit spacebar to
boot the alternate OS (whichever is listed first in the script is
default) 

look in /etc/ofboot.b and if you have something like this:

...
<BOOT-SCRIPT>
boot hd:\\yaboot
</BOOT-SCRIPT>
...

then you need to switch to the other script, you can find it in
/usr/share/doc/yaboot/examples/menu_ofboot.b  please copy that file to
/etc/ofboot.b (you may overwrite the old one, whatever you do do NOT
use the filename menu_ofboot.b this is due to a bug in ybin (or rather
hfsutils braindamage))

but you need to edit this file slightly, see
/usr/share/doc/yaboot/README.menu_ofboot.b for details but it boils
down to changing the `X' in the two boot lines to the proper partition
numbers

" Booting MacOS ..." cr " boot hd:X,\\:tbxi" eval
else
" Booting Yaboot ..." cr " boot hd:X,yaboot" eval

the first line change the X to the partition macos lives on, the
second line change the X to your bootstrap partition.  

after you make these changes make sure /etc/yaboot.conf is in order
and run the `ybin' command to update the bootstrap. 

> Another thing: Is there a setup for the German USB keyboard?

that i do not know.

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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