Unable to boot Potato from Pismo HD
Subject says it all.
Hardware: Powerbook G3 (Pismo) 400/320
Software: Official Debian Potato CDs / MacOS X
Have partitioned HD as per instructions:
800 KB Apple_Bootstrap partition at hda2
320 MB Linux swap partition on hda
2.0 GB LInux partition on hda
(also have an Apple partition map at hda1, a MacOS X partition and Apple
Disk Driver partitions)
When booting from the Potato CD, everything works fine right through the
set-up, including the "make Debian bootable from HD" step. I assume
therefore, that the necessary boot files are getting written to the
bootstrap partition but I have no idea how to check this. Anyway...
Upon reboot I can only get OS X from the HDD. Have tried to boot using
yaboot via open firmware. No dice. I don't know the exact syntax for
booting via open firmware. Have tried:
where (x) and (y) are taken from:
I always get one of two types of error. Either "cannot open partition"
or "invalid command"
Well, I'm a novice. Only thing I can think to try is an install of MacOS
9 so that I can run the BootX control panel/extension? Don't want to
install MacOS 9 if I can possibly avoid it though.
Anybody got any advice?
Thanks in advance,