Re: OF setting for Quik booting in a 7200
Andrew Sharp wrote:
> Gee, quik works just fine on my 7200. But the OF is so lame that it doesn't really matter whether quik works or not. The two reliable methods I use for the 7200 are a boot floppy (the one from the CD with the editing changes suggested by another lister to boot using my hard drive's root partition) or using BootX from MacOS, which very easily allows me to use several different kernels. The later was harder this time around because I had to install macos from scratch, and all I have is this 7.5.2 CD, and you don't get much when install that!
Hmm, I can fit MacOS 8.5 in less than 35MB with a custom install. 50MB
partition, bootx and virtual memory disabled in MacOS and I'm set.
I keep BootX, kernel and debian ramdisk on a netatalk server and copy it over to
each comp I'm installing linux on.
> Use their FTP site for hassle free downloading. Netscape wanted to slaughter the download file otherwise no matter what I did.
Just use wget...
> One weird thing is that booting with quik on the 7500/7600 was always hit or miss, 90% miss actually, because the lame OF just didn't understand that the drive takes time to get ready. Even the various workarounds suggested on the nvsetenv man page and on this list didn't work.
Did you try this?
nvsetenv boot-command "begin ['] boot catch 1000 ms cr again"
It works well on my 7300, which BTW is the only machine that I've had QUIK work
on. It's hard drive is going bad, so the week after next I'll work on it and
try quik again.
So I made a special boot floppy as mentioned above. Now quik works every time!
I can't use the floppy on several machines because I need to make custom kernels
and they won't fit on the floppy with the other utils.
I'm sticking with BootX for a while now, because I don't want to switch to Quik
and have it bite me in the ass when I need to use the latest kernel on my