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Re: iMac DV/iBook Firewire install follow-up

Quoting Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net>:

> On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 07:08:41PM +0200, Hadess wrote:
> > 
> > Right now, I'm using "boot" to boot my computer. From the install doc
> I sent:
> > "setenv boot-device hd:9,yaboot"
> you shouldn't have to do this..

Otherwise it booted MacOS, so yes, I had to do this...

> > Then I type boot, or reboot the 'puter, and off you go. Of course if
> ybin does 
> > some nasty things behind my back...
> the newer versions of ybin set the boot-device variable to
> hd:X,\\:tbxi unless you add nonvram to yaboot.conf.  this is normally
> preferable since it ensures the bootstrap partition gets booted
> correctly.  if for any reason this does not work for you that needs to
> be fixed because most people don't want to mess with OF.
> > Bonus question: would this work with airport :P
> i don't know, so long as OpenFirmware has been tought how to boot from
> that device yes it will work.  there is nothing really special about
> netbooting.  (unless enet:0 is different then my example yaboot.conf
> won't work...)
> > BTW, with new machines it is possible to boot off some USB-devices,
> this has 
> > been asked a couple of days ago. The OF path, by default is zip:
> hmm...  odd since zip: points at the secondary slave device on most
> desktop machines...

OK, wrong alias. But it is possible, according to these 2 pages:

If somebody could try getting the alias or the complete name for it.
Setting up a Zip, or a USB hard-drive as the Startup Disk in MacOS, getting in 
the Open Firmware, and displaying the "boot-device" (dunno, how to do that 


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