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Re: Installing onto a powerbook for the first time

Derrik Pates wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 03, 2002 at 08:31:33AM +0100, Hani Jabr wrote:
> > I'm sorry.  The distribution I am installing is the latest (potato?), and the
> > problem I am having with getting it to boot is that I didn't create an 800K
> > 'Apple_Bootstrap' partition.  The documentation I read says to create it before
> > the first Mac OS partition.  This is for Yaboot.  Is there an alternative that
> > the documentation does not describe?  Is there another way?
> Use the 'r' command in mac-fdisk to reorder the logical partition
> ordering (the partition will be _physically_ after the MacOS partition,
> but its entry will be before that of the MacOS partition). It doesn't
> even strictly have to be before the MacOS partition, but that's for
> convenience (if the XPRAM gets trashed, the yaboot partition will get
> picked up first when the OpenFirmware does a bootable partition scan).

OK, now I'm really confused.  I've created the system such that the
original os x/os
9 partition is untouched at number 10, reordered the bootstrap partition
to number
9, the swap partition is 11 and the root partition is 12.  I booted off
the cd and

mkofboot -o hd:12 --boot /dev/hda9 -m /usr/lib/yaboot/ofboot --root /dev/hda12
--partition 12

I also ran ybin -v -b /dev/hda9 -i /usr/lib/yaboot/yaboot, however that
gave a "file
not found" error.  It did say that it had successfully completed,
though, and it did
change the firmware boot device to partition 9.

I rebooted, looked at the partition, all ok.  I told it to boot and it said
"MAC-PARTS: Specified partition is not valid can't OPEN hd:9,tbxi"

I also tried setting the boot device to hd:9,yaboot....

What am I doing wrong?


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