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Re: Boot INSTALLED system from CD?

"mmissett" <mmissett@cine-med.com> writes:

> I am trying (on a G4) to get the INSTALLED system to boot from a CD,
> without much luck.  First, could anybody out there tell me if what
> I'm trying to do is possible [...]

It is possible.

> I can get yaboot up from the distribution CD, stop it at the boot
> prompt (so it doesn't run the installer, the system being already
> installed), but nothing seems to work from there, all I get is a
> message about bad (or wrong, I forget) partition, try again...  (In
> fact it gives me that partition message even BEFORE the boot
> prompt.)

Apparently that error is harmless, so you should just ignore it.

> The system is installed on an external SCSI drive with no BIOS on
> the card, so I can't boot from that drive and would like to boot
> from CD if I can.  In fact, I would like to create a boot/rescue CD
> if I could so I don't have to use the install CD forever, but I
> haven't gotten any attempt at that to work yet either.  Any advice
> about any or all of this would be most appreciated.

Does typing 'linux root=/dev/sda1' at yaboot do the trick?  Replace
/dev/sda1 with your real root device and partition.

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