Re: Re: More Yaboot
On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 04:21:30PM -0700, Sam Powers wrote:
> > I'm trying to do the yaboot thing on my Wallstreet powerbook, and having
> > trouble.. the guide said if you had a pismo or something equally new, you
> > just reboot and hold down option.. but it appears that i have to play
> around in
> > open firmware, and i've tried that, but when i set the boot-device variable
> > hd:7,\\:tbxi) and type boot, it says it can't OPEN it..
> > what am I doing wrong? i got the bootstrap partition set up right, and i'm
> > pretty sure my yaboot conf is correct..
> only thing i can think of from what you say here is you have the
> partition number wrong.
> you could try the yaboot package from proposed-updates with the new
> powerpc-utils package then ybin will set the OF variable for you.
> if your bootstrap partition is before any macos partitions you should
> also be able to just reset OF to defaults and have it Just Work. to
> do that hold down the 'command option p r' keys while cold booting the
> it would also help to see your yaboot.conf.
hda7 is my bootstrap partition, everything before that is random whatevers from
hd setup.. hd:7\\:tbxi is the right thing to use in openfirmware, right?
I'm running woody right now, actually, and the yaboot in proposed-updates looks
no newer.. (0.8-0.23-1)
my bootstrap partition certainly is before everything macos.. here's what it
all looks like:
# type name length base (
size ) system
/dev/hda1 Apple_partition_map Apple 63 @ 1 (
31.5k) Partition map
/dev/hda2 Apple_Driver43 Macintosh 54 @ 64 (
27.0k) Driver 4.3
/dev/hda3 Apple_Driver43 Macintosh 74 @ 118 (
37.0k) Driver 4.3
/dev/hda4 Apple_Driver_ATA Macintosh 54 @ 192 (
/dev/hda5 Apple_Driver_ATA Macintosh 74 @ 246 (
/dev/hda6 Apple_Patches Patch Partition 512 @ 320
/dev/hda7 Apple_Bootstrap bootstrap 1600 @ 832
/dev/hda8 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap 260096 @ 2432
(127.0M) Linux swap
/dev/hda9 Apple_UNIX_SVR2 root 3151872 @ 1081728 (
1.5G) Linux native
/dev/hda10 Apple_HFS MacOS 819200 @ 262528
Must I move that bootstrap partition up even farther, up before all those
here's my yaboot.conf:
## Comment out if you have a newworld compatible nvsetenv (ybin can
## likely detect the incompatible version) when commented out ybin
## will update the boot-device variable in OpenFirmware to the
## bootstrap partition.
also, is there somewhere i can get more info on openfirmware in this
wallstreet, like all the interesting variables in there like oem-banner,
oem-logo and stuff?
thanks, and sorry for the huge message