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Re: Unable to boot Potato from Pismo HD

On Sun, Nov 11, 2001 at 04:50:48PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:

> boot hd:2,yaboot is the right syntax.  But if there isn't a properly set-up
> Apple_Bootstrap partition at partition 2, it won't work. And since potato's
> Make Bootable step doesn't work for powerpc (as pointed out in the
> installation manual, and even in the step itself ISTR) as Ethan said, then
> you will need to understand the bootloader to make it work. Check
> out

its pointed out in the fm yes, but the current potato boot-floppies
still silently and happly act like they are doing something useful on
newworlds even when its not.  nobody bothered to build 2.2.26 potato
boot-floppies for r4, so we still have the uninformative b-f complete
with broken mac-fdisk.

> penguinppc.org/projects/yaboot/doc/yaboot-howto.shtml
> Keep in mind Debian is a work in progress. That's why the docs are
> important, they point you to what might or might not work and different ways
> to do things if something doesn't quite pan out. 

and potato barly supports powerpc by todays standards.

unfortunatly were stuck with potato as the stable dist for another 10
years, so rtfm and deal with it.

Ethan Benson

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