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Re: Re: Re: Re: More Yaboot

On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 11, 2000 at 05:46:05PM -0700, Sam Powers wrote:
> > hmm, when running ybin with nonvram commented out, i get:
> > ybin: Warning: Incompatible version of `nvsetenv', nvram will not be
> updated
> hmm, maybe dan didn't include `unstable' in the powerpc-utils
> upload...
> install the powerpc-utils package from potato-proposed-updates, that
> will fix this problem.

uh, i'm running woody.. same version, again..

> > Just tried changing yaboot.conf as you suggested.. since it can't do the
> > nvsetenv, i figure i've gotta boot into of to change the variable.. after
> > changing the conf (removed ofboot), i did ybin then mkofboot -v, is that
> the
> > right order? the of session looked something like this:
> thats redundant ;-)  mkofboot and ybin do EXACTLY the same thing
> EXCEPT, mkofboot erases and creates a new HFS filesystem first.  you
> only really need to run mkofboot once, then ybin from there on after.
> for a dedicated bootstrap partition your certainly free to run
> mkofboot every time instead of ybin though.  

nah, now that i know that.. :)
> and mail me /tmp/ofboot.b (privately, no need to spam the list with
> such a large file) i want to make sure its being generated properly.


> >  ok
> > 0 > set-defaults ok
> > 0 > boot hd:7,\\yaboot
> > [kicked into macos]
> now this is REALLY wierd here, macos should never boot when your
> mucking around in the OF prompt.

oh, i hit return there, too.. 

> boot hd:7,ofboot.b


> and 
> dir hd:7

can't OPEN the DIR device.. nutty eh?

> the only other thing i can think of is hd: is not the right alias, but
> does not seem likely.. do a printenv boot-device after that
> set-defaults and tell me what  it is (should be hd:,\\:tbxi)

it's /AAPL,ROM.. sigh

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