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Re: stack overflow during install on iBook

> Well that's the thing.  I've read through quite a bit of list archives and
> web pages documenting yaboot and ybin, etc. but I haven't seen a way to
> things going if you don't already have Linux installed.  How can I, with
> little iBook running Mac OS 9, but not Linux yet, get up and running
> crashing long enough to install the system and get yaboot going?

Here's what I did with my powerbook.

1. I created a small MacOS partition (I had always intended to have a dual
boot machine). Of course, I had to blow away the existing Mac one, but I was
doing that anyway.

2. Put the yaboot binary and an uncompressed kernel in the top level of the

3. Edit yaboot.conf. I used the one at the Yellow Dog Linux site as a model.
You need to figure out what OF calls your boot drive. I used BBEdit to make
sure that I didn't screw up the line endings under MacOS. (BBEdit rocks,

4. Boot into OF, and type the magic phrase:

boot hd;x,yaboot

where x is the number of your drive. Do not put a space after the comma,
like your fingers want to, or OF will get confused.



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