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Re: new installation



On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 09:48:53AM +0200, Bruno Waes wrote:
> ok, now i really screwed up ...
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> > > > command-option-O-F to boot into OF.
> 
> i never been able to boot into OF ...

i think you have, its just sent all its output out the serial port. 

> so i thought, i will try setting auto-boot off with the bootvariables macos
> utility like you said ... but when i rebooted, ... nothing happend, nothing,
> no screen output nothing, it doesnt even boot from the hfs floppy anymore
> ...

you just sucessfully booted into OpenFirmware, but you neglected to
change the input-device and output-device variables so all the OF
output is going out the serial port.  its also listening for commands
on the serial port.

> 
> sigh, ... is there anything i can do ? or is this box lost ?

shutdown, boot up while holding down `command option p r' which will
reset the nvram back to its default settings which boot only MacOS.  

or connect a serial terminal and you will find an OpenFirmware
prompt.  

when you boot macos again change the input-device varable to kbd and
the output-device variable to screen.  

then change auto-boot? to false and try again, this time you should
get a OF prompt on the console, unless this box doesn't support the
monitor.  (i think someone already said it does).

> i never found a .coff kernel either on the cdrom.

i don't think there is one on the CD, there is one in the debian
kernel-image-* package.  

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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