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Re: moving from linuxppc - newbie needs help please


what's up? Your postings get an increasingly sour note. Up to
now, I cherished that you were not bothered by the dumbest questions
(not even mine)...

But back to business. I get confused by people reporting bootX working on
newworlds. I'm booting with yaboot, never did nor are intending
to do anything else. It's just that I thought it was technically
impossible to boot newworlds with bootX?


On Tue, 13 Feb 2001, Ethan Benson wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 14, 2001 at 01:18:31PM +0900, pantaloon wrote:
> > 
> > early iMacs are OldWorld
> bollocks.  ALL imacs are newworld.  
> > OF didn't work ok on my Rev.B
> > some people say that the latest firmware update will
> > change the machine 2 NewWorld
> > is this true?
> ffs please use `to' its only one extra character and it would make
> your mail much easier to read.
> you should install the firmware updates since they do fix bugs.  but
> all imacs are and always have been newworld.  
> it is certainly possible there is a bug in the unpatched firmware that
> is causing yaboot to fail though.  
> > i think i did the update when
> > making 8.5.1 > 8.6
> updating the OS does not update the firmware.  
> > but BootX is working OK
> bootx is not recommended nor supported on newworlds (that means imacs) 
> -- 
> Ethan Benson
> http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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