Re: Booting of PPC Installation on PowerPC/Mac impossible?
"DJ" == Daniel Jacobowitz <email@example.com>
"RD" == Rainer Dorsch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
RD> Is there any deterministic approach to find out the path?
RD> Or to get a list of possible paths?
DJ> Nope :( That's the big problem. We're working on a way to
DJ> get this from the kernel.
There's no way to get that information directly from Open
Firmware? (I haven't tried -- my machine has broken OF -- but I'm
thinking of `dev / ls' or `devalias'.)
RD> Can I somehow enter OF as it is possible by pressing Del to
RD> enter a i386 BIOS? Is this documented somewhere?
DJ> You need to hold down cmd-opt-O-F, but first you need to
DJ> properly set kbd and screen aliases. I don't know what the
DJ> 9500 uses.
It looks like the 9500 uses
setenv input-device kbd
setenv output-device /chaos/control
That information comes from Appendixes A & B of the LinuxPPC User
Manual, available as a PDF file from
They actually have quite a bit of information about Open Firmware
on the PowerMac platform, some of which may be helpful to Debian.
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