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Re: new installation on 4400/200

On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 01:58:57PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> if you are lucky all you need to change is the boot-device variable,
> like this:
> nvsetenv boot-device "$(ofpath /dev/sda)0"
> try ofpath /dev/sda first to see if it supports that machine, ofpath
> supports most oldworlds but i may have missed a few, people need to
> send me more device-trees.  

 I took a stab at getting quik to work on my Daystar Genesis MP the other
day.  (no luck, sticking with bootx.  I'll have to get myself an adapter for
the Mac serial port, since OF seems to reset it input-device and
output-device to ttya, even if I use nvsetenv and apply the OF vulcan
keyboard pinch after shutdown -r now. :(.  I had to install the yaboot
package to get ofpath. Shouldn't it be in a more generic package like
macutils (or something), instead of yaboot, since it is useful even on
systems that can't use yaboot.  If it doesn't support a given machine, will
it produce broken paths, or will it not work at all?

> > what would be the thing i have to do now ?
> given the boot floppies are broken at the moment you can either
> bootstrap with macos, erase macos, install debian, and hope you get
> quik working (you will almost certianly need a serial terminal to
> access OpenFirmware and see what is going on).  or leave macos,
> install debian alongside and use bootx, which is really a pretty
> hideous setup.  

 It's not bad as long as you don't reboot very often...  I wish I had my
drives partitioned better, though.

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