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Re: new installation

On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 12:36:03AM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> 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.  

 That didn't work for me, when I found myself in the same position.  I found
http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/macppc/faq.html helpful.  They say that
cmd-opt-p-r won't solve this, but the solution they propose works:  Turn off
the computer, and unplug it from wall.  Remove the battery from the mobo,
and wait 10 minutes.  This will reset your OpenFirmware settings.

 I need to find a mac serial <-> db25 adapter :(

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