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Re: Booting into Linux on OldWorld Mac

On Thu, Dec 13, 2001 at 10:44:07AM -0500, Michael Dartt wrote:

> Machine: Performa 6400/180, Open Firmware version 2.0
> Here's the wall I'm running into: OF keeps telling me "CLAIM failed" when I try 
> entering "BOOT".  "Linux" gets "linux, unknown word".  Right before the prompt, 
> the OF screen says: 
> boot ata/ATA-Disk@0:5/boot/vmlinux-2.2.19-pmac root=/dev/hda5 
> can't OPEN
> The string after "boot" is what I have in the "boot-file" field of Boot 
> Variables.  My boot-device is "ata/ATA-Disk@0:0".  /target/etc/quik.conf 
> says "image=/boot/vmlinux-2.2.19-pmac" and "root=/dev/hda5".  (hda4 is swap; 
> the first three partitions are the Apple partition map and the ATA drivers.)

On my OF 1.0.5 machine with scsi and quik, I can just specify a boot-device in
boot vars and leave the boot file alone (blank} - boot-device scsi-int/sd@0:0.
Quik should take care of the rest, assuming that you have ever gotten it to boot
and let it write the boot blocks. ATA may behave differently though....


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