Re: Can't start installation via yaboot at OpenFirmware prompt
Chris Tillman wrote:
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.
Thanks for the clarification.
Thanks to Chris and Brad for pointing this out. So I reckon that means
there's no way to distinguish or create an HFS+ partition using pdisk?
This is on a Blue&White G3, 128MB RAM, 6GB drive.
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)
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.
The installation instructions pointed me to a .sit archive at
site doesn't say what release it is, and I'm not at the Mac at the
moment to read any ReadMe's, etc. The installation instructions also
to get the files individually, so I reckon it's the stable/potato
release. I'll know more Monday when I get back to the Mac.
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?
Yes. I dragged the whole debian-imac folder to the MacShared icon, then
opened the MacShared icon, opened the debian-imac folder, opened the
"copy these files to the root of hard disk" (or something similar)
folder, grabbed all four files, and copied them (not moved - I used
Alt-Click&Hold&Drab, or Command-, or whatever the proper key is that
does a copy instead of a move) to the open MacShared icon, which would
be equivalent (I believe) to dropping them onto the MacShared icon from
Thanks for the response, Chris & Brad!
Any more info that anyone can help with would be appreciated. Monday,
I'll try copying the files down manually from the alternative site
mentioned above and try with those.
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