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Re: woody boot-floppies



On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 07:51:46PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 03:47:23PM -0800, ozymandias G desiderata wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 03:32:25PM -0800, ozymandias G desiderata wrote:
> > 
> > > Hi!
> > > 
> > > I'm trying to install woody onto a G4 Cube using Ethan's current
> > > preferred method...
> > 
> > OK, sorry to waste everyone's time, I had not sufficiently RTFM and
> > hadn't noticed the bit about not being able to load from a HFS+ disk.
> > Given that all of my bootable media are at a friend's house right now,
> > looks like I'm going to be booting from the network. ;)
> > 
> 
> Hmmm. the yaboot-howto says HFS+ is OK, although Ethan wants to deprecate it. 

hfs+ is a OpenFirmware filesystem, so yaboot doesn't care and will
read it, the problem is the boot-floppies will be unable to read the
drivers.tgz and rescue.bin files which are required to install the
kernel and drivers.

> I noticed your command said hd:,yaboot -- I think you need a partition
> number in there like hd:16,yaboot (well that's what I use).

hd:,yaboot sometimes works, depends on the machine and how much OF
likes you.

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

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