Re: booting powebook g3 wallstreet with quik (help!)
On Tue, Apr 16, 2002 at 06:56:40PM +0200, Adrian Cotfas wrote:
> I have installed debian potato on a powerbook g3 (wallstreet) but i cant figure out how to make the system boot from the hard drive! This is my first experience with powerpc platform so I really dont have a clue how to do this. I read documentation for quik but when trying to install i get
> the error message
> Fatal error: Couldnt locate partition 2 on /dev/hda
> I have the following setup (booting from cdrom for now)
> /dev/hda1 30MB boot partition ext2fs (not used, empty)
> /dev/hda2 2GB root partition ext2fs marked bootable
> partitions created with cfdisk and mke2fs used on them
> my quik.conf:
This looks good, as long as your real kernel is named vmlinux (not
vmlinux-2.2.19-pmac or so).
> I read something about setting OF variables, but dont know if and how to do so!
> Anyone willing to give a short step by step explanation of how to set things up?
I really suspect the issue is cfdisk. I've never used it, or heard of its use
on powerpc. Yet we refer to it in the manual.
I suspect it doesn't create the partition table that usually sits in hda1
if you use mac-fdisk.
Probably you should start over with mac-fdisk, use the i command to create a
new partition table, and re-install.
If this solves the problem, please write a bug to have cfdisk removed
form the powerpc manual. I don't think it should be there.
For OF, it's helpful but really not necessary to set the boot-file
to Linux (same as you would type at the prompt).
nvsetenv boot-file Linux
Also, use nvsetenv without arguments to see what the other firmware
properties are set to.
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