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Re: potato on PB G3



On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 07:57:05AM -0500, Vinai wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
> 
> } I learned from HOW-TOs that yaboot (lilo-like tool for powerpc?!?)
> } preferably wants a small ext2 partition for /boot like you do
> } sometimes on ix86 platforms as well.
> 
> Actually, for booting, it is not a small ext2 partition.  It is an
> HFS partition, and when you are using pdisk to create it, you have to
> create it with type "Apple_Bootstrap".

and it should NEVER *EVER* under ANY circumstances be mounted on /boot
or anywhere else for that matter.  this partition should NOT contain
kernels.  

> Quik is an OF bootloader for old world machines.  I am not sure if it
> works on the new world machines.

it will not.  

> Take a look at:
> 
> 	http://linuxppc.org/hardware/blueg3/articles/yaboot.php3
> 
> None of the information there is LinuxPPC specific, except booting and
> drive parititioning.  But I was able to use those pages (and the yaboot
> FAQ linked to on that page) to get Potato installed on my Lombard just
> a few days ago.

nearly everything on linuxppc.org is LinuxPPC specific.  

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

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