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Re: booting powebook g3 wallstreet with quik (help!)

On Tue, Apr 16, 2002 at 06:56:40PM +0200, Adrian Cotfas wrote:
> Hi!
> 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:
> root=/dev/hda2
> timeout=20
> image=/boot/vmlinux
> label=Linux
> read-only

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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