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....