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Re: problem with yaboot/ybin on iBook

Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net> writes:

> On Fri, Aug 31, 2001 at 10:45:14AM -0700, Arrigo Benedetti wrote:
> > 
> > I have two problems with  yaboot/ybin on an iBook where I installed Debian
> > 2.2r3, Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X in separate disk partitions. I upgraded
> > to the latest ybin version.
> > 
> > 1. After a reboot from Mac OS 9 I can't get into the open firmware menu
> >    pressing the 'option' key during boot. What I have to do is press the
> >    Command-Option-O-F combination, the 'boot hd:11,yaboot' from where I
> >    boot linux. In linux I run ybin which reloads yboot so at the next boot
> >    pressing the 'option' presents the three menu options.
> sounds like you ignored the documentation and created your bootstrap
> partition Apple_HFS instead of Apple_Bootstrap.
> you *MUST* make the bootstrap partition type Apple_Bootstrap.

Yes, after changing the type of the bootstrap partition to Apple_Bootstrap
it works. I was following the instructions at
http://www.xiph.org/~jack/ibook/instnotes.html which suggest to make the
bootstrap partition of type Apple_HFS.

> > 2. At some point I had a graphical menu for the selection of the OS to boot,
> >    now the menu is text only. Why is that?
> yaboot and ybin do not support bloated unecessary GUI interfaces for
> choosing OSes.

Point very well taken!


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