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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
> some
> > trouble.. the guide said if you had a pismo or something equally new, you
> could
> > 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
> (to
> > 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
> machine. 
> 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        (
27.0k)  Unknown
/dev/hda5        Apple_Driver_ATA Macintosh                  74 @ 246        (
37.0k)  Unknown
/dev/hda6           Apple_Patches Patch Partition           512 @ 320       
(256.0k)  Unknown
/dev/hda7         Apple_Bootstrap bootstrap                1600 @ 832       
(800.0k)  Unknown
/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    
(400.0M)  HFS

Must I move that bootstrap partition up even farther, up before all those
driver partitions?

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

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