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Re: Request: Success reports of using quik to boot an OldWorld Mac


I finally got my Power Macintosh 7300 to boot directly into Linux using quik.

What I did that got me going was to switch the Open Firmware output-device 
(this from the example for 7500, 7600 and 8500 in the nvsetenv man page):

	nvsetenv output-device /chaos/control

On the next boot attempt, I got boot up messages to my monitor to the effect 

can't find /bandit/gc/mesh/sd@0:2

So I looked at the nvsetenv man page again and found the example:

	nvsetenv boot-device "scsi-int/sd@0:0"
	nvsetenv boot-file    " /vmlinux root=/dev/sda3"

Changing the boot file to match mine 

	nvsetenv boot-file   " /boot/vmlinux-2.2.18pre21 root=/dev/sda2"

got things working. (I also copied the example boot-command).

In summary, my set of nvsetenv commands was:

	nvsetenv boot-device "scsi-int/sd@0:0"
	nvsetenv boot-file " /boot/vmlinux-2.2.18pre21 root=/dev/sda2"
	nvsetenv output-device /chaos/control
	nvsetenv boot-command "begin ['] boot catch 1000 ms cr again"

I haven't experimented to see if I can do without the boot-file or 
boot-command settings.

Now, the only down-side. Even though fbset reports (the correct) 1280x1024 
geometry, X, using the "default" Modes, creates a window with a geometry of 

Anyone know what I can do to fix the X modes? I tried doing the "normal" 
XF86Config stuff, setting Monitor sync modes, inserting the fbset defined 
1280x1024 modeline, selecting 1280x1024 as the Display mode.

Good Luck

Rick Cook

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