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Re: 2.4 kernel



On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 12:09:25AM +0000, Cameron Berkenpas wrote:
> Not really, quik != bootx
> 
> Where can I find some docs on quik? Does it allow me to boot without
> having macos? I'd love to remove  MacOS, as it crashes more than windows.

yes quik does not require macos, it is a real OpenFirmware bootloader.

to configure quik setup a /etc/quik.conf something like this:

timeout=20
partition=2

image=/boot/vmlinux-2.2.17
	label=linux
	root=/dev/hda2
	read-only

image=/boot/vmlinux-2.4.0-test9
	label=test
	root=/dev/hda2
	read-only

do not point image= entries at symlinks, this does not work reliably
with quik it appears (however all my experience is second hand, over
irc, email etc, i have no oldworld machines to work with)

partition= should be the partition number of your root partition,
basically the number in the /dev filename, ie: /dev/hda3 == partition=3. 

after you have your /etc/quik.conf run /sbin/quik then change the
OpenFirmware boot-device variable to your hard disk, you can find this
out like so:

ofpath /dev/hda

add a 0 to the end of the output from ofpath, so say you got /pci/blah/@0:
you would use /pci/blah/@0:0 

ofpath is in the yaboot package, you will need the one out of
proposed-updates.

nvsetenv works like so

nvsetenv boot-device '/pci/blah/@0:0'

reboot your machine and pray to the Holy Penguin that it will work ;-)
(oldworld OF is rather broken and quik suffers from this) 

note however that many oldworld machines cannot display OpenFirmware
console on your monitor, so you have to use a serial terminal to see
the quik boot: prompt.  if you machine is capable of displaying to the
monitor you can *usually* enable this by running:

nvsetenv output-device screen
nvsetenv input-device keyboard

input-device should always work, so you could probably enter quik
commands blind if need be, im not sure on that.  some machines also
don't have a valid screen alias so you need to find the real OF path
to your video hardware, i can't really help you there.  (wonder around
/proc/device-tree/) 

if all works well and you are satisfied that quik will work to your
satisfaction you can delete all your macos partitions along with all
those useless driver partitions littering up the partition table.  

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

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