Re: directly botting for an oldworld powerbook G3
Jaume Teixi <email@example.com> writes:
> I cannot success with the openfirmware 2.0.1 for booting directly into
> my linux partition and stop using BootX ofpath /dev/hda9 says
> but either value I put into boot-device it says "cannot boot"
> what to chek ?
Try things like:
For more information you might want to work through apple's technotes:
briefly, some commands for working in OF:
[ dev / ls ] - list the device tree (no )
[ devalias ] - list device aliases
3) Internal IDE hard-drive bootup
Tanzania motherboard machines (StarMax, 4400, PowerTools, APS):
boot-file /vmlinux root=/dev/hdaX (X is partition no. of root)
Others (6400, powerbase):
boot-file /vmlinux root=/dev/hdaX
Note that if linux isn't the first bootable partition on your
drive, you'll have to specify the partition number in
boot-file: boot-file ata/ATA-Disk@0:X/vmlinux root=/dev/hdaX
(X is partition no. of root)
You need to set up your boot-blocks with quik (linux only -
MacOS version doesn't recognize IDE). Boot-up off a floppy,
and use quik to set up your boot blocks (quik -vf).