Re: Can't start installation via yaboot at OpenFirmware prompt
On Fri, Jul 05, 2002 at 10:21:32PM -0500, Kent West wrote:
> At OpenFirmware prompt, I'm typing "boot hd:14,yaboot" and getting
> "can't OPEN: 14:hd,yaboot ok".
is the right syntax.
> This is on a Blue&White G3, 128MB RAM, 6GB drive.
> When I began this project, the machine had OS 9.2.1 on it, and I started
> by following the installation instructions at debian.org for PowerPC
> (http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/powerpc/install, particularly at
> section 188.8.131.52, which is where I got the "debian-imac" folder).
> I misread the "using-pdisk.txt" and did an "i" to wipe out the partition
> table completely, and then created a partition scheme that I thought
> would provide me with Linux and Mac, but when I booted off the OS 9 CD
> the hard drive was no longer visible. It took a while (and a re-read of
> "using-pdisk.txt") to figure out I needed to reinstall OS 9 to get the
> disk drivers back in the partition table. So I started over with
> partitioning, this time leaving the disk drivers alone.
> I've tried several variants of my partitioning scheme, but nothing seems
> to work. Here's my current scheme as reported by pdisk:
> This app uses the SIOUX console library
> Choose 'Quit' from the file menu to quit.
> Use fake disk names (/dev/scsi<bus>.<id>; i.e. /dev/scsi0.1,
> /dev/scsi1.3, etc.).
> Top level command (? for help): l
> Name of device: /dev/ata0.0
> Partition map (with 512 byte blocks) on '/dev/ata0.0' (/dev/hda)
> #: type name length base ( size )
> 1: Apple_partition_map Apple 63 @ 1
> 2: Apple_Bootstrap boot 1600 @ 12654848
> 3: Apple_Driver_ATA*Macintosh 54 @ 64
> 4: Apple_Driver_ATA*Macintosh 74 @ 118
> 5: Apple_Driver_IOKit Macintosh 512 @ 192
> 6: Apple_Patches Patch Partition 512 @ 704
> 7: Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap 524288 @ 1216 (256.0M)
> 8: Apple_UNIX_SVR2 / 153600 @ 525504 ( 75.0M)
> 9: Apple_UNIX_SVR2 /tmp 51200 @ 679104 ( 25.0M)
> 10: Apple_UNIX_SVR2 /usr 3276800 @ 730304 ( 1.6G)
> 11: Apple_UNIX_SVR2 /var 512000 @ 4007104 (250.0M)
> 12: Apple_UNIX_SVR2 /home 1024000 @ 4519104 (500.0M)
> 13: Apple_HFS "MacOS" 6963200 @ 5543104 ( 3.3G)
> 14: Apple_HFS "MacShared" 148544 @ 12506304 ( 72.5M)
> Device block size=512, Number of Blocks=12656448 (6.0G)
> DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0
> 1: 21 @ 64, type=0x701
> 2: 34 @ 118, type=0xf8ff
> Top level command (? for help):
> After my first mistake of wiping out the partition table and then having
> to reinstall OS 9, I created a partition table similar to the one above,
> but I had the Apple_Bootstrap partition between 6 and 7 (so it was 6). I
> later moved that (using the "r" command) to the second partition as per
> another HOWTO I found. I also planned to have both OS 9 and OS/X, and I
> understood that OS/X needed Apple_HFS+ (or UFS, which has been
> recommended against by two Mac-head friends and by what I've read
> today), so I created the "MacOS" partition as "Apple_HFS+", and created
> the "MacShared" partition as "Apple_HFS" (I couldn't find any
> documentation as to what the correct type was for HFS+, so I just
> guessed that it was "Apple_HFS+".
> When I then booted off the OS 9 CD, it wanted to initialize one of the
> Mac partitions (I don't remember now the exact sequence), and it seems
> like one of the drives (the HFS+ I think) didn't even show up, so I did
> a bit of tweaking and finally got both drives to show up on the desktop.
> I then installed OS 9, and put the "debian-imac" folder on the
> "MacShared" folder, and put the four special files (yaboot, yaboot.conf,
> linux, and root.bin) onto the root of "MacShared" also.
> I then rebooted into OpenFirmware, and started having problems.
> Throughout the day, I've gone back and installed OS/X as well, and some
> time after that noticed that it had converted the "MacShared" drive into
> "MacOS Extended", so I re-initialized that drive as "MacOS Standard".
OSX tends to mess everything up, so I'm glad you have it installed now.
> Still, it seems odd to me that the "Get Info" on the "MacOS" drive shows
> "Mac OS Extended" and the "MacShared" drive shows "Mac OS Standard", yet
> pdisk shows both partitions as "Apple_HFS".
I think the other poster was right about Apple_HFS and HFS+. In any case,
it sounds like your setup should work now.
Which debian-imac release are you using, the 2.2 or 3.0? Perhaps there's
been some corruption of the yaboot binary or something.
When you dragged the 4 files, you put them on the disk icon for the Shared
partition, not on the desktop, right?
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