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Antw: MacOS overrules yaboot on double harddisk G4

Am Montag, 16. Oktober 2000 schrieb Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net>:
>On Sun, Oct 15, 2000 at 08:27:19PM +0200, Georg Koss wrote:
>> Hello all!
>> Please help! 
>> I have problem with booting debian on two HD G4. After
>installing Debian with a "mkofboot ybin-0.26 yaboot 0.8 setup"
>of my debian-HD with rebooting to Debian immediatly works fine.
>> But when I boot in MacOS on hda9 I loose the debian- button
>from the OF-Menue afterwards.
>you didn't use the Apple_Bootstrap partition type did you?
>> My fstab looks like
>> hda9        HFS  (Mac)
>> hdb9      bootstrap
>> hdb10       swap
>> hdb11         /
>> hdb12       /home
>> hdb13       /var
>> hdb14      HFS (Mac)
>> After unpacking the ybin-0.26 archive I did
>> cd ybin-0.26
>> cat ybin > /usr/sbin/ybin
>> cp ofpath /usr/sbin
>> mkofboot -b /dev/hdb9 -i ./yaboot -m ./ofboot --root /dev/hdb11 \
>>     --partition 11 --device `ofpath /dev/hdb`
>your really better off writing a real /etc/yaboot.conf and losing the
>--root --partition and --device options.  those override
>/etc/yaboot.conf and make a very basic one.  
>> BTW, on hda9 (Mac-HD with 10GB) runs Norton Antivirus for
>Mac. It is allowed to scan Desktop and Mac-Systemfolder. Can
>that be a problem for the bootstrap?
>if your bootstrap partition is not type Apple_Bootstrap then macos
>will always destroy it.  you *MUST* use mac-fdisk to create the
>bootstrap partition.  apple's tool won't do it right.
>mac-fdisk -l /dev/hda
>if your bootstrap partition has type "Apple_HFS" you need to delete it
>and recreate it so the type is Apple_Bootstrap, then MacOS will no
>longer destroy it.
>Ethan Benson
You are completely right, it works ;-))
Thanks again!

Mit besten Grüssen

Georg Koss; g.koss@eunet.at

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